Contact COG-UK

COG-UK has been set up to provide the NHS, Public Health Agencies and UK Government with large-scale, fast-turnaround data on the spread and evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. The network is designed to deliver to information to help guide local and nation healthcare planning and interventions, working in conjunction with the NHS clinical microbiology service and UK Public Health Agencies Laboratories.
We are sorry, but we cannot provide individual testing or accept samples that have not been processed by the NHS clinical microbiology service.

Want to know more about COVID-19 and what you can do about coronavirus?

If you would like to know more about COVID-19 – the latest understanding and facts about how the virus works, how it is spread and how to control it – please visit the UKRI website: Coronavirus: the science explained.

For Academic and Commercial organisations wishing to join COG-UK or support its work

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COG-UK is delighted to accept the support and help from all parts of the UK Genomics research community – both academic and commercial. Together we can build a world-leading virus genomics service by drawing on our collective knowledge and expertise.

To find out how your academic organisation or company can join or support COG-UK, please email:

For Journalist enquiries about COG-UK

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To find out more about the work of COG-UK and its outputs, please use our News page or follow our Twitter feed at: @CovidGenomicsUK

If you would like to submit a press enquiry, please contact:

General enquiries about COG-UK

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