Covid-19

DO YOU HAVE AN INNOVATION OR SERVICE TO HELP WITH THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK?

MediWales has been supporting the mission to increase the production and creation of essential equipment during this pandemic.

Welsh Government have appointed Life Sciences Hub Wales as the primary contact for any organisation that feels they are able to supply or manufacture products, or collaborate with others to develop products or innovative solutions in the following areas:

  • Medical Devices
  • Infection Control
  • Digital Solutions

You can read more about this here

For any more information or questions please email us.

 

FUNDING

UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19

Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Find out more here

 

OTHER SUPPORT AVAILABLE

Medilink UK Resource Page

Understanding CBILS, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Verde Corporate Finance

Furlough leave – the job retention scheme
Greenaway Scott

Impact of Covid-19 on supply chains
Greenaway Scott

Business Wales digital courses and webinars

Covid-19 VAT Relief – Pay no import duty and VAT on medical supplies, equipment and protective garments (COVID-19)

 

BACK TO WORK TOOLKIT

We know that you might be thinking about getting your teams back to work and we want to help ensure you have the resources to be safe and protected.

MediWales has been working hard to support the NHS and the life science health tech sector through these difficult times. If you need any help or advice, please get in touch.

Getting your team back to work

Official guidance is being prepared, but in the mean time we have compiled we have compiled a list of some MediWales members who may be able to help you bring your staff back to work safely.

Before you bring your team back to work, it’s worth assessing current arrangements and considering what additional controls may be required. Capital People have created a useful list of considerations to look at before returning from lockdown.

DTR Medical – Face Visors

DTR Medical have been producing face visors designed to provide face protection from aerosols and minimise airborne cross-contamination.
Find out more here

CellPath – Hand Sanitiser

CellPath have developed hand sanitiser in either a ready-to-use 50ml dropper bottle or 5-litre bulk container. CelliTizer is an Isopropanol-based hand sanitiser, manufactured in-line with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommended hand-rub formulation. You can read more and order online here

Cleartech – Temperature Testing & Protective Screens

Cleartech have the Welsh distribution rights for a non contact infrared thermometer, measuring a person’s temperature using infrared and algorithm technology. You can read more about the device in the information pack.

Cleartech are also manufacturing protective screens. Standard size screens (2.4m high x 1m wide / 3m high x 1m wide) are currently available or can be made bespoke to suit your needs.

Contact Cleartech for further information.

GS Verde – Employment & Financial Services Support

Greenaway Scott & Verde Corporate Finance are here to help support the transition from lockdown. Whether you need advice for employment law or financial services, their resources can help provide advice and guidance.

Post lockdown planning for furlough
Preparing your business for post-lockdown life
The status of Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Bounce back loans for small businesses
The Coronavirus Future Fund

Red Dot 365 – Wellbeing and Mental Health

Red Dot 365 provide intelligence to support employers and their employees after discovering their workplace wellbeing needs. It involves conducting a discovery survey of staff, analysing the results, then helping the organisation plan a programme of health and wellbeing activities that staff will value and feel appropriate to their needs.
Find out more here