Alliance universities are deeply committed to serving their communities and they stand ready to offer whatever support and service their communities, students and the government may need during these challenging times.
We will be updating this page and the accompanying graphics with stories of how Alliance universities are contributing to the fight against Coronavirus and supporting their communities in this time of need. For more information about any of the stories mentioned, please contact Beth@unialliance.ac.uk
Just some of the ways that Alliance universities are contributing to the fight against Coronavirus:
- Donating diagnostic and analytical kit and testing equipment and ventilators
- Providing disinfectant biocides for decontamination of PPE protective equipment
- Upskilling and retraining returning staff and supporting students and staff who are moving onto the NHS register or returning to the workforce
- Opening halls of residence as a possible place for health staff to stay, or for patients in recovery or immuno-compromised patients to be cared for.
- Producing disinfectant hand gel
- Using 3D printers to create materials for PPE protective equipment and ventilators
- Providing free car parking facilities for local hospital workers
- Developing a training video (for resus) to be used by the trust to train staff to respond to Covid19
- Students are volunteering in local trusts and delivering services such as food banks and producing care packages for those vulnerable in the community
- Providing expertise and scientific evidence to inform decision making of resilience forums and public engagement through the media