In line with the Federal government directive on closure of all tertiary institutions in Nigeria and OHSF circular HCSF/109/S.1/100 directing all Public Servants on Grade Level 12 and below to work from home following the outbreak of Covid-19 in Nigeria as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus in the country, the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria hereby suspend ALL official activities (Inductions, Accreditations, Inspections, Meetings etc.) for a period of Six (6) weeks with effect from 23rd march, 2020. This is however subject to review.

Furtherance from the above, you are advised to comply with the Federal and all State Government directives on closure of Schools and other preventive measures.

It is also imperative for you, to immediately provide and enforce the compliance of good Laboratory work practices in all medical Laboratory facilities across the country. Importantly too, ensure the appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment and the strict adherence to regular hand washing, use of hand sanitizers and the Social distancing measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19.

Please encourage all Medical Laboratory Science practitioners to collaborate with other stakeholders in health by providing accurate, timely and reliable diagnostic services as well as active involvement researches, as the country respond to Covid-19 pandemic.

Do well to accept the assurances of our esteemed regards.


The Medical Laboratory Science Council Advisory on COVID-19

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria in line with its regulatory functions and mandate has viewed the emergence of the pathogen identified as Corona Virus (Covid-19) and other related pathogens with concern based on both the mode of transmission, the pathogenicity, the social and economic impact of the disease and hereby states as follows:

Due to the higher likelihood of the infection spread in crowded gathering, MLSCN is hereby suspending ALL Official activities (Inductions, Accreditations, Inspections, Meetings etc.) for a period of Six (6) Weeks with effect from 23rd March, 2020.

Individuals are advised to avoid handshakes, hugs, kisses, close contacts with other people. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers should be adhered to.

All Laboratory practitioners must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the course of duty.

All good laboratory work practices and code of conduct should be practiced always.




The Governing Board of the Medical Laboratory Science council of Nigeria, as part of its efforts to join in the fight to curtail the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) hereby temporarily suspends for a period of six (6) weeks in the first instance, the enforcement of the 200% penalty on late payment of Annual Practice licence with effect from April 1st, 2020.