JSaRC coordinates security industry ideas during Covid-19 Outbreak

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, there have been many offers of products and solutions from industry and academia received across Government. These are many and varied. However, considering the complexity of the virus and its broad impact, a good number of these offers are possibly not being received by the relevant departments. It is important that there is centralised coordination of these ideas, so they are considered and reviewed


Poeton ramps up support for medical ventilators

Provider of surface treatment solutions, Poeton Industries, has remained fully operational at all three of its production sites and has increased its support for customers working on vital medical equipment required for the UK during these challenging times. This comes following the governments call for those industries with the capabilities to manufacture the now vitally needed ventilators for the NHS as the Coronavirus becomes more wide-spread across the UK in

Second Sherpa Meeting

G20 responds to Covid-19 outbreak

The representatives of the G20 Leaders, discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on people and the global economy during the second Sherpa meeting in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. We are deeply saddened by the human tragedy caused by the spread of COVID-19 and stand in solidarity with all affected countries. This pandemic calls for a robust international response. G20 countries will enhance cooperation and coordination to control the outbreak, protect


ABGI offers free support to companies looking to combat Covid-19

UK innovation funding specialist, ABGI, has announced it is now offering free advice and support on R&D tax relief claims to companies investigating ways of combating the coronavirus to meet the nation’s current healthcare needs. The move comes after the UK Government called on manufacturers to look into switching their production capabilities to produce much-needed ventilators for UK hospitals, personal protective equipment for NHS workers, improved virus testing kits and


IATA backs aviation regulation flexibility during COVID-19 crisis

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis, whilst urging others to follow suit. Gilberto Lopez Meyer, IATA’s Senior Vice President, Safety and Flight Operations, said: “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented challenge in coping with

medical transfer

Safe transport can become a bottleneck

Pandemics require much complicated patient logistics and the safe transport of contagious patients may be essential in handling the epidemic. Patients must move safely across hospitals for treatment, between different hospitals for capacity and to hospitals for caretaking, without infecting others and without putting transport out of play from disinfection procedures. We must be able to transport COVID-19 patients to where capacity is available, only then can we utilise the

ISC West

ISC West 2020 rescheduled due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Show organisers decide to reschedule ISC West 2020 due to concerns regarding the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak across the globe After consultations between show organisers and the wider security community event organisers, Reed Exhibitions, have made the reluctant decision to reschedule this years’ ISC West which was due to take place from March 17-20 in Las Vegas to a new date later in the year. The official statement posted on


SECON 2020 – Postponed due to Covid-19

Organisers of SECON 2020 in Kintex, Korea have made the decision to postpone the event in light of the Covid-19 virus outbreak in China. So far more than 40,000 people have been infected around the world, the vast majority inside China and two-thirds of them in Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province. There have been 910 deaths, all but two of them in mainland China. Chinese data of about 17,000 cases

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