techUK Bulletin, 27 April: COVID-19 taskforce

Today’s bulletin focuses on: 

  • Essential Worker Testing Guidance 
  • techUK third COVID-19 survey
  • DCMS survey 
  • techUK events and webinars

techUK's dedicated mailbox is open for any queries, questions and concerns you may have.

For more analysis and the latest guidance please visit techUK’s COVID-19 information hub which is updated daily.

Essential Worker Testing Guidance

The Government published guidance for how essential workers can get tested for COVID-19. The new online portal will allow essential workers and their households in England and Scotland to book a test if they show symptoms.

The full list of who is eligible for a test can be found here; they include those working on the front lines in the information technology and data infrastructure sector and essential staff working in the telecommunications sector.

techUK launches third COVID-19 survey

Today, techUK has launched its third survey of the sector to understand how COVID-19 continues to impact the sector and how members are engaging with Government support.  

Please take five minutes to let us know how your business is dealing with COVID-19 and what support would help.

DCMS Survey

DCMS has also launched a survey, open until 15 May, to understand the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on organisations in the digital, culture, media, sport, gambling, telecoms and tourism sectors and their engagement with the available government interventions.

Once you’ve completed techUK’s survey, please do take the time to complete DCMS’ survey which should take no longer than 20 minutes.

techUK events and webinars

This week techUK’s Health and Social Care team will be hosting five digital health events and opportunities in five days focusing on the fight against COVID-19. From the 27 April until 1 May, we will be putting the spotlight on the initiatives launched in recent weeks to support staff, patients and citizens throughout this crisis and in its aftermath. To find out more click here.  

The fourth of a techUK series of webinars discussing the world in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic takes place on Thursday 30 April exploring how the technology of tomorrow help the resilience of our economy and society post-COVID-19. To find out more and register, click here

Also on Thursday, techUK and Open Banking Ltd are hosting a joint webinar on how fintechs and open banking can help the economy recover post-COVID. You can register your interest here.

How we are supporting our members

techUK continues to support our members and the wider tech industry through this period.

techUK continues its work supporting Government. If you wish to make an offer of support you can do so by visiting the website here or emailing our dedicated inbox.

  • Harri Turnbull

    Harri Turnbull

    Communications Manager
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