JSaRC Update – 7 May 2020

Published on 07 May 2020

Welcome to the latest Update from the Joint Security and Resilience Centre. We hope you enjoy commemorating this May bank holiday that will mark the 75th anniversary of VE day.


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. Please title your email ‘COVID-19 Products and Solutions Response’.


DASA COVID-19 Response

Trials of novel technology that could dramatically cut the time it takes to decontaminate ambulances have taken place following a rapid appeal by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in response to COVID-19. The full article can be found here.


NCSC provides security expertise on NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app

Experts from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have been supporting the development of the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app, which will be launched on the Isle of Wight this week. Further information is available here.



The JSaRC Team