Covid-19: Regional Support

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 1st February 2021.

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Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As part of the national covid-19 response, Defence has been active in all regions of the UK, providing support in a variety of ways, including through the distribution of personal protective equipment and diagnostic equipment; the planning, construction and staffing of Nightingale hospitals; conducting school and community testing; and providing military support to NHS trusts and support to the vaccine programme. As of 27 January, there are approximately 14,500 personnel committed or at readiness, and service personnel are deployed in every region of the UK.