JSaRC Update – 15 May 2020

Published on 15 May 2020

Welcome to the latest Update from the Joint Security and Resilience Centre.

Collation of detail regarding mature products and solutions which may help in our response to COVID-19

To date, JSaRC has received over 260 responses from suppliers across the UK offering various solutions to assist with the Home Office’s response to COVID-19. These offers continue to be fed into relevant teams involved in the wider HMG coordinated effort, including the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Catalogue of Supplier Offers. Further details on this catalogue and how to register your company is available here.

If you have an idea that is related to supporting the Home Office’s COVID-19 response, please email it to JSaRC@homeoffice.gov.uk. Title your email ‘COVID-19 Products and Solutions Response’.


JSaRC and Academia – a collaborative approach

Academic research and expertise is critically important to keeping the UK and our citizens safe. We see academia as a vital contributor to the UK’s on-going approach to countering threats now and in the future. This week, we’ve added a new section to the JSaRC website to provide information and signposts specifically for academics.  You can view it directly here.


The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

The UK Government has released a document that describes the progress the country has made to date in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak and sets out plans for moving to the next phase of its response to the virus.  You can access the document here.


COVID-19: safer public places – urban centres and green spaces

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has released guidance for owners and operators of public spaces with information and examples of measures to adapt and manage public spaces. Further information is available here.


Staying secure during COVID-19

The conditions resulting from the pandemic may mean there are greater risks to the security of your organisation. The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has produced some guidance to help in mitigating any increased threat at this critical time. Further information is available here.


DASA Counter Drones Competition

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can develop the technology needed to Counter Unmanned Air Systems (C-UAS) and demonstrate how these can be integrated together to form a capable system. Further details on how to apply can be found here.



The JSaRC Team