BIA action and guidance on COVID-19

Key information and updates on the COVID-19 situation for BIA member companies and the life sciences sector

Latest updates:

Webinar - Taylor Wessing.  'Return to work key issues for life sciences' 

Helen Farr and Adrian Toutoungi from Taylor Wessing tackle the challenges life science businesses face when preparing for the relaxation of lockdown and the possibility of welcoming their employees back to the office.

Certain Life Sciences professionals are exempt from the 14-day post-travel quarantine requirements

The Government has released information that certain life science professionals are exempt from the 14-day post-travel quarantine requirements. 

NIHR restart guidance

The NIHR has published a ‘Framework for restart’ , which is a guidance document to support local decision-making

Government financial support schemes launched

The Innovate UK coronavirus business support package and British Business Bank Future Fund schemes are now open for applications.

New EU funding for coronavirus projects

The European Commission has announced a new €122 million Horizon2020 funding call for coronavirus projects. Deadline for applications is 11 June 2020. 

BIA Covid-19 webinars

Register for our next COVID-19 webinar and use the links below to watch our previous COVID-19 webinars:


BIA Charity Partnership of the Year: Versus Arthritis

BIA is working with Versus Arthritis as our charity partner for 2020. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Versus Arthritis are continuing to stand by, support and speak up for people living with arthritis. They are helping those who are self-isolating at home, supporting loved ones or caring for those in the community.

Information about how Versus is responding to Coronavirus

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