Our Governments Unprecedented Actions to Tackle Coronavirus

We stayed at home to protect our NHS, and working together we achieved just that

  • Our testing rate is now among the best in the world with the capacity to conduct over 200,000 tests per day
  • Over 1.98 billion items of PPE delivered since the start of the outbreak
  • 7 Nightingale hospitals created
  • Over 1.7 million testing kits delivered to 9000 care homes
  • 99% of GP’s are now able to offer video consultations
  • 21,200 ventilators are now available
  • 590,000 NHS Volunteer Responders have had their ID verified and can now receive tasks.
  • More than 348,000 tasks have been completed by NHS Volunteers.

We have taken unprecedented action to support jobs, livelihoods, incomes and families up and down the country

  • Over £104 billion to support jobs and livelihoods
  • The Jobs Retention Scheme has been used by over 1.1 million employers to protect 9.2 million people’s jobs at a value of £22.9 billion
  • Self-employed income support scheme has been used by over 2.6 million to the value of £7.6 billion

We are supporting business and the economy through these unprecedented times

  • 2.3 million extra people are getting the help they need through universal credit
  • Over 50,482 loans have gone out through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme for SMEs providing £10.53 billion worth of finance
  • 315 loans have been approved for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme for large firms providing £2.1 billion worth of financing
  • Over 921,000 Bounce Back Loans have been approved worth over £28 billion
  • Over 853,000 firms have benefitted from over £10.48 billion of business grants through the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund
  • Around 350,000 properties will pay no business rates in 2020-21 – saving them almost £10 billion because of business rate relief
  • Over 250,000 VAT payments deferred by businesses to the value of £17.3 billion

We are supporting those who need it most

  • 1,160,000 children are attending an educational setting – including 405,000 children of critical workers
  • £164 million worth of free school meal vouchers have been redeemed
  • Over 3 million food boxes have been distributed to those who are shielded
  • 15,000 people have been housed in emergency accommodation
  • 38,000 people have been repatriated by charter flights and 1.3 million via commercial routes

We are at the forefront of the international battle to protect the world from Coronavirus, and leading the world in the global effort to eliminate the virus through the creation of a vaccine

  • We have Contributed £1.65 billion to GAVI, the vaccine alliance
  • We have 2 of the world’s leading coronavirus vaccine programmes
  • We are the first in world to have a successful clinical trial
  • We have contributed £764 million the international effort to fight coronavirus