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We’re providing updates on the COVID-19 situation for the UK drug discovery community. Our aim is to help the community during this challenging time and also highlight important work and resources.



The Business Support Checker Tool will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Future Fund will provide government loans to UK-based companies

This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Support for the COVID-19 response – testing kits and services

The government is asking businesses to support the manufacture and supply of:

  • testing consumables and equipment
  • personal protective equipment (PPE) for laboratories
  • new or existing types of coronavirus tests for antigens or antibodies

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): notification to organisations to share information

Notification to healthcare organisations, GPs, local authorities and arm’s length bodies that they should share information to support efforts against coronavirus (COVID-19).

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