Coronavirus Hub

Access and provide critical PPE supplies

Helping to protect the UK's front line workers

The CBI is bringing together business to address the PPE shortages facing the NHS, social care providers and the organisations keeping the country moving. 

 Read our guidance to: 

  1. Learn what you can do if your business is struggling to access PPE
  2. Understand how your business can support the NHS 
  3. Find out how your business can support key workers and other organisations

Let’s rise to the challenge together

We’re asking businesses like yours to help solve three major challenges where firms coming together could make a big difference for society. Join one of three virtual working groups:

  • Redeploy people: How can low and high demand sectors work together to keep people employed and key services running?

  • Support mental health: Can you help deliver a package of support for people to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing?

  • Help families in hardship: Can you help provide food / logistical / IT support for families facing financial hardship? 

Can your business support the national effort?

With the coronavirus pandemic impacting all areas of society - organisations and public bodies need support. Could your business provide the help they need?

Connect with those offering help

Explore the help and support being offered by businesses across the UK.

Be inspired by business heroes

Businesses of all sizes and sectors are stepping up in incredibly challenging conditions, not only to keep the wheels of daily life spinning, but to support their communities, employees, customers and supply chains. The CBI is proud to share their stories.

  • Supporting communities

    • Cardiff and Vale College have made their premises a hub for local distribution of PPE equipment 
    • In Yorkshire and Humber, construction firm Incommunities has donated 200 bags of food to its local salvation army 
    • PZ Cussons is supplying handwash and hand sanitiser for free to Manchester schools, Age UK centres and charities supporting the homeless
    • Mars UK is working to provide 3 million meals to NHS staff and those in need. 
  • Supporting the national effort

    • Jaguar Land Rover has made a fleet of vehicles available to the Red Cross as part of its efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic 
    • Fiat has started converting their car parts to make face masks for health workers 
    • Airbnb is offering free places to stay for frontline workers 
    • Companies including Estee Lauder and L’Oreal are using their manufacturing centres and distilleries to produce hand sanitiser for the NHS and others.
  • Supporting employees

    • In the North West, T J Morris has created a £30million Coronavirus Fund to financially support staff and help them avoid financial hardship
    • Pernod Ricard has partnered with The Wine and Spirits Education Trust to offer a free online qualification to hospitality staff to help with skills development 
    • Reed Executive has relaunched its ‘Keep Britain Working’ campaign to help keep people in employment through redeployment. 
  • Supporting customers

    • Smart meter engineers at EDF are working with Boots to deliver medicine to vulnerable customers 
    • Morrisons has pledged to create 3,000 jobs to meet increased customer needs, and is supporting its supply chain through early payments 
    • Supermarkets including Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s have reserved specific shopping hours for customers who are vulnerable and key workers.
  • Supporting other businesses

    • Fullers has halted rent for its commercial tenants to limit debt accumulation 
    • The Freight Trade Association's new #LogisticsHelpsLogistics campaign matches organisations needing to fill roles like drivers and warehouse operators
    • The Construction Industry Training Board has suspended its 2020 Levy by three months to provide financial relief to construction firms.