techUK Bulletin, 18 May: COVID-19 Taskforce

Today’s bulletin focuses on:

  • Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre
  • Quarantine at arrival 

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

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

Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

Over the weekend the Government announced it would be opening a dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre 12 months ahead of schedule. 

The new centre, which is already under construction, will be given a boost of £93m to accelerate construction. ​​​​​A further £38m will establish a rapid deployment facility this summer.

Quarantine at arrival

Self-isolation requirements for individuals arriving into the UK look set to apply regardless of their mode of transport. It is thought that the exemption list is being tightened and will be agreed at a Cabinet Committee on International COVID-19 issues later this week.  

techUK is calling on the Government to ensure key staff working on digital connectivity and infrastructure are exempt. If you believe your business may be affected by these new measures, please write to our dedicated mailbox.

How we are supporting our members

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

Please visit techUK’s COVID-19 Information Hub for the latest information and guidance. Listen to this month's techUK Podcast on healthtech during COVID-19.

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


  • Harri Turnbull

    Harri Turnbull

    Communications Manager
    T 020 7331 2011

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