COVID-19: How your business can help

PPE Equipment

All three local authorities are working with the government and industry to get supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to front line workers facing shortages during the COVID 19 outbreak and are currently looking for supplies of medical masks, aprons, gloves, goggles and hand sanitiser.

If you are an existing supplier of PPE or have supplies of PPE that you could spare for redistribution to health care workers please see below for details.

Cheshire East Council

Please contact Cheshire East Council urgently on

If you can drop off any supplies the collection point details are:
Shavington Leisure Centre, Rope Lane, Shavington, Crewe CW2 5DJ between the hours of 12-4.

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council if you are able to donate PPE, please contact

Warrington Borough Council

Warrington Borough Council is issuing a plea to communities and businesses for donations. Donations can be made to Orford Jubilee Hub or Warrington Town Hall between 9.30am-4pm each day.

Offer coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business

Visit this page to tell government how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus. You’ll then be contacted as soon as possible if your support is needed.

The support needed includes things like:

  • medical testing equipment
  • medical equipment design
  • protective equipment for healthcare workers, such as masks, gowns and sanitiser
  • hotel rooms
  • transport and logistics, for moving goods or people
  • manufacturing equipment
  • warehouse or office space, for medical use or storage
  • expertise or support on IT, manufacturing, construction, project management, procurement or engineering
  • social care or childcare

Delivering the products needed

  • The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is focusing on the key issues surrounding Government measures to protect the public during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During this challenging period, they are working with business to understand where regulatory requirements are preventing them delivering the products the public and NHS need. Find out more here
  • The different types of tests and testing kits for COVID-19, and the specifications for manufacturers. Find out more here


The government is looking for businesses who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of the response to COVID-19.

To view this request please click here.

Laboratory Space

The government wants help from organisations with laboratory capability to increase the testing programme in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives.

To view this request please click here.

COVID-19 tests and testing kits

To help scale up testing capability, the government is seeking proposals in support of reliable and accurate antibody testing that are scalable, resilient and scientifically robust. A Target Product Profile has been developed to assist manufacturers to design and deliver tests that might be useful in delivering the UK testing strategy. View this here.

DevicesDotNow Campaign

Supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the DevicesDotNow campaign are targeting the 1.9 million households who don’t have access to the internet and are digitally excluded as we face a socially distanced world gripped by COVID-19.

The DevicesDotNow campaign is asking businesses to donate tablets, smartphones and laptops, as well as connectivity in the form of sims, dongles and mobile hotspots.   If you are a business who would like to donate equipment or make a donation please click here. The DevicesDotNow campaign is working through the Online Centres Network supported by the Good Things Foundation to identify need and distribute equipment. BT has already donated 1,000 devices to this campaign and these are now being distributed through the Online Centres Network.  Details of the Good Things Foundation Online Centres can be found at link.

If you do not have an Online Centre near you and want to register your community group for access to equipment please use the following  link.