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Updated: 09/04/2020

Calling all UK manufacturers! Could your business help with the Government response to coronavirus?

The support needed includes: 

  • Testing medical equipment
  • Design of medical equipment
  • Production of PPE
  • Providing warehouse space 
  • Assistance with transport and logistics
  • & more

Offer your support online via this new portal here

Ventilators & ventilator components

As well as the above, the Government is looking for businesses who can support in the supply of ventilators, ventilator components and rapid sanitising technology for ambulances as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Please note, this is a Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy led project and the original guidance has changed. Given the changing nature of Coronavirus the website is regularly being updated.
As well as manufacturers, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy are looking for businesses with the following skills:

  • design/specification
  • rapid prototyping
  • contract/product assembly
  • certification/regulation/testing
  • logistics
  • medical training

If you think your expertise or organisation can help, please register your details here

The specification for Rapidly Manufactured CPAP systems can be found here

Rapid sanitising technology

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus (COVID-19).

DASA has launched a new Innovation Focus Area as part of its Open Call for Innovation seeking industry’s help to identify rapid sanitising technology solutions that can be demonstrated in a live trial on an ambulance.

More details can be found here

Testing capacity and testing kits

The Government has asked for industry involvement in the manufacture of COVID- 19 testing capacity and testing kits.

The specifications for that support can be found here

If your business is able to support, please register that capability here

If your business would like to offer their input to building UK testing capability find out more here

You’ll be asked some questions about the type of support you can give. You’ll then be contacted as soon as possible if your support is needed.

You’ll need your company number if you have one.