Special Covid-19 Award

We are in exceptional times and the UK has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic with a range of innovative and rapid projects to protect health and save lives. This outstanding contribution by so many organisations and individuals across the UK needs to be formally recognised. As part of this, we are awarding a special category in 2020 to recognise the best Covid-19 response project in the UK.

The first stage of the award was open to public nominations until 25th September 2020 and subsequently, a special judging panel decided on the top 10 finalists. They are (in alphabetical order):

01

Aberdeen City Council

Covid-19 Remote, Secure Collaboration Programme
02

Astra Zeneca/University of Oxford

Covid-19 Vaccine
03

Covid Testing Network

Covid-19 Testing Network
04

HMRC

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
05

HMRC

Job Retention Scheme and Self Employed Scheme
06

NHS Business Service Authority

Implementation of Covid-19 Mobile and broadband enhancements for NHS staff
07

NHS

NHS Nightingale Hospital North West (Manchester)
08

NHS

NHS Volunteer Responders
09

RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY)

Trials of dexamethasone to reduce patient mortality
10

Refugee Action

Covid-19 Response Scheme
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The public vote to select the overall winner will be open on this website shortly and will close in February 2021 after which the overall winner will be announced at the black-tie gala dinner on 4th March 2021 in London. We look forward to celebrating all of the amazing work undertaken by all of the finalists.