Microscope Activity Kits and School closures due to Covid-19

Scheme on hold while RMS works on guidelines for safe use of kits


Having reviewed the latest Government advice, we now know that some children will be able to return to school this academic year.

Unfortunately, as the activity kits are intended to be used in small groups and a great deal of contact is required with equipment, in particular the eye pieces of the microscopes, we are not comfortable with sending them out to schools in the current circumstances.

We are working on a set of guidelines for safe use of the kits and how we can instruct the users to safely clean them, both to protect the users and also protect the equipment from accidental damage caused by the cleaning. This will take time and the safety of the those using the kits, delivering them and maintaining them,  is our main priority.

If you had booked a kit for the Summer 2020 term, or from September 2020, you will be contacted directly by a member of our team.  Once we are able to confirm when the kits are available again we will be in touch.

Although every effort will be made to rearrange a booking to a term of the schools choosing we may not be able to fulfil demand as our kits are already almost fully booked for the next academic year. We hope to be able to make additional kits available and are looking into this.

Please be assured that we do not wish any schools to miss out on the opportunity and will do our upmost to provide a solution.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible. We hope to be able to update you further in the coming weeks.



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