April 3rd 2020

IMPORTANT: Reservists will support COVID-19

Army load truck with NHS supplies

Army supporting NHS with delivery of supplies

The Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets) has written to employers regarding the use of Reservists to support the national response to COVID-19.

The MOD are working hard to understand an evolving situation with COVID-19 and the contribution that Government requires of Defence’s newly established COVID Support Force. It is now clear that Reserves will be a part of that contribution. At the moment, the intent is that only those Reservists with specific in-demand skills, are being approached for call-out.

Defence seeks to protect from call-out those Reservists who are key workers or who are already involved in the response in their civilian roles.

Read the letter in full here.  For further information, look at the informative FAQs.

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"The Reservists who are mobilised for the COVID-19 Support Force will be working for the benefit of everyone in the country, including their local communities and civilian employers." Major General Simon Brooks-Ward CVO OBE TD VR, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets)