The aerospace sector has swung into action to help the country fight coronavirus, proving its worth to the nation, according to the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC). Its members and others in the sector and its supply chain have utilised their skills and knowledge in an effort of collaboration not seen since the war.
Children across Dorset are being asked to help raise money for a cancer charity that has seen its funding slump during the coronavirus crisis. Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) gives grants to families who are facing hardship because of cancer – help that is required more than ever at the moment.
Innovative businesses in the South and South-West are being encouraged by PKF Francis Clark to apply for grants to fast-track technological solutions.
Golfers from Ferndown Golf Club are helping build a defence against the Coronavirus by sourcing face masks for NHS workers. Club member John Hollingdale, an orthopaedic surgeon, knew that most face masks used in the building trade would protect against infection from Covid-19.
Sick crooks are using the Coronavirus crisis to target people online, playing on their health fears, a leading cyber-security company has warned. C3IA Solutions said emails purporting to offer COVID-19 test results and cures and selling protective equipment have been circulating.
The Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) has expressed its concern for all businesses in the sector and its supply chain and has urged the government for continued support. The industry was one of the earliest and hardest to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic due to a sudden slump in passenger numbers and already many jobs have been lost.
A Dorset-based pest control expert is offering a deep clean ‘mist’ service for businesses concerned about coronavirus. Paul Storey – aka The Pest Detective – has lowered his usual rates as far as he can for the foreseeable future. He is licensed to use ‘fogging’ machines with advanced chemicals that can sanitise whole areas quickly and thoroughly.
Covid-19 is not the only virus to be worried about if people are working from home, according to a leading cyber-security expert. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, has issued advice for home working to help reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. Computer viruses will be looking for new, vulnerable targets and are likely to target workers whose home systems are not secure.