Businesses across the country are being called on by Government to offer their services and expertise in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Local organisations are also calling on sectors across Tees Valley to help out. See below for information on what is being asked of businesses and to find out how yours could help.
National Calls for Business Support
Government has set up a service so you can tell them how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus.
The support needed includes things like:
- medical testing equipment
- medical equipment design
- protective equipment for healthcare workers, such as masks, gowns and sanitiser
- hotel rooms
- transport and logistics, for moving goods or people
- manufacturing equipment
- warehouse or office space, for medical use or storage
- expertise or support on IT, manufacturing, construction, project management, procurement or engineering
- social care or childcare
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.
To get in touch, visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-from-business
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 and save lives.
DASA has today 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.
Solutions must be suitable for rapid deployment to clean public sector vehicles following the transport of patients with the COVID-19 virus.
Local Calls for Business Support
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has joined a regional engineering organisation in calling on businesses to donate unused or excess personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline hospital and healthcare staff.
Tees Engineering Network, a body set up to promote local engineering businesses and supply chain opportunities, is coordinating a push to secure extra equipment in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The organisation, which is supported by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority, is asking for companies, whether currently open or closed, to find and contribute any unused masks and visors to help hospitals until they receive PPE currently on order.
FFP3 face masks are the World Health Organisation’s recommended mask in tackling coronavirus and are the most needed, however donations of FFP2 valve respirator masks are also welcome.
Deliveries of PPE should be taken to Francis Brown Ltd, Hill Street East, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2HL or MASfab Ltd, Tursdale Business Park, DH6 5PG.
Businesses with any questions, or wanting to get in touch, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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