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Armed Forces: Covid-19 Response

Volume 683: debated on Monday 2 November 2020

Defence continues to play a vital role in the response to the covid-19 outbreaks. Defence is currently supporting 34 MACA tasks, including providing environmental health technicians to support Liverpool city region and planning teams to support Nottingham City Council and the Lancashire local resilience forum.

What role does my right hon. Friend see the armed forces playing in the event that a vaccine is to be rolled out?

Defence has already deployed military personnel to the vaccine taskforce, with personnel supporting central organisation within the task and exploring how defence could bring logistics support to the national roll-out of a future vaccine.