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There’s no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year. As we all continue to navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the health and safety of our clients, staff, families and communities is always our top priority. We all wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and, as always, thank you for letting us partner with you to provide analytical services this past year.

Please note our hours of operation for the holiday season and the coming year. We have aligned our hours of operation with those of government facilities and courier providers and we appreciate your consideration of our requests noted below during these shortened hours of operation.

Our regular working hours are Monday to Friday: 7:30-17:00.

Holiday hours

HOLIDAY DATE HOURS
Christmas Eve Thu Dec. 24, 2020 7:30 – 12:00
Christmas Day Fri Dec. 25, 2020 Closed
Boxing Day Mon Dec. 28, 2020 Closed
New Year’s Eve Thu Dec. 31, 2020 7:30 – 12:00
New Year’s Day Fri Jan. 1, 2021 Closed

 

We will not be accepting routine samples on the days that we are closed. In order to comply with the SDWA, arrangements can be made for microbiology resamples and /or emergencies only by contacting our microbiology department after-hours emergency cell phones:

SGS LAKEFIELD: +1 705 760 3494
SGS LONDON: +1 519 870 7345

  • Please contact your client services representative for information on emergency/after-hours coverage and associated cost, as well as to ensure you have sufficient sampling supplies for the holiday season.
  • Clients who are located in close proximity to either the Lakefield site or London site are encouraged to hand deliver samples if possible on days before holiday closures / reduced hours.
  • Please do not overnight ship microbiology samples on the day before a holiday closure, as they will be received outside of acceptable holding times.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact your client services representative or account executive.

2021 Holiday Schedule

HOLIDAY DATE HOURS
New Year’s Day Fri., Jan. 1, 2021 Closed
Family Day Mon., Feb. 15, 2021 Closed
Good Friday Fri., Apr. 2, 2021 Closed
Victoria Day Mon., May 24, 2021 Closed
Canada Day Thu., Jul. 1, 2021 Closed
Civic Holiday Mon., Aug. 2, 2021 Closed
Labour Day Mon., Sep. 6, 2021 Closed
Thanksgiving Mon., Oct. 11, 2021 Closed
Christmas Day (Dec 25) Mon., Dec. 27, 2021 Closed
Boxing Day (Dec 26) Tue., Dec. 28, 2021 Closed