Science Industry Partnership

COVID-19 Support


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for SIP Members

We remain very much open for business and we will continue to conduct as much of our work as we can remotely and continue to provide you with a full range of skills services and advice.


The Skills Toolkit: Free digital and numeracy courses to build your skills

The Department of Education, have today (28th April 2020) launched 'The Skills Toolkit.' The Skills Toolkit is a new online platform, giving you access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses.

Government launches Vaccine Taskforce to combat coronavirus

A new Vaccine Taskforce will drive forward, expedite and co-ordinate efforts to research and then produce a coronavirus vaccine and make sure one is made available to the public as quickly as possible.

How you can offer coronavirus (COVID-19)  support from your business

Use this service to tell the Government how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus. 

Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)

This guidance will assist employers, businesses and their staff in staying open safely during coronavirus (COVID-19). 

MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Government are producing guidance for industry covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The MHRA is working closely with DHSC and other healthcare partners on COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business support

Loans, tax relief and cash grants will be available, employers can apply for staff to get up to 80% pay if they can’t work and Self-employed people will receive up to £2,500 per month in grants for at least 3 months.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations and external quality assurance providers.

These are difficult times for employers, apprentices and providers of apprenticeship training and assessment.


Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education: COVID-19 FAQ

This IfATE FAQ is designed to provide you with information on Covid-19 and its impact on the apprenticeship sector.

Coronavirus: Your questions answered 

We are working in collaboration with Governments, academia and other research organisations around the world to find safe and effective treatments and vaccines.

ABPI Information: What Government guidance and advice is available?

This guidance covers topics such as: Shortages and supply, research and development, official information, supporting our NHS and testing. 


ABPI Information: Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing

This is a joint briefing together with the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), BioIndustry Association (BIA), and the British In Vitro Diagnostic Association (BIVDA). 

BIA Information: Action and Guidance on COVID-19

This site provides key information on the COVID-19 situation for BIA member companies and the life sciences sector.

CIA Information: Official Resources and Guidance

The CIA state "Our headline message to Government is that the chemical industry needs to keep operating in this unprecedented climate, so we can keep delivering the key solutions for the economy, society and, most immediately the NHS and other public and emergency services." 

Chemicals North West Information: COVID 19 Guidance and updates for business

CNW have provided a round up of the Government's current measures and a thank you for on-going support during these difficult times.

ABHI Information: COVID-19 Hub

This COVID-19 webpage will keep you informed of the business implications and help you navigate this period of uncertainty. Our priority is to continue working with members, the wider HealthTech industry, relevant Trade Associations, the NHS and Government, to support this national effort to provide life saving health technologies to patients.