Keen to stay updated on how Covid-19 is impacting the GovTech space? We’ve gathered the best articles from this week on how the UK’s tech industry is responding to the virus. From the government calling on startups to save the day, to the power of data in a pandemic – we’ve got you covered. Here are this week’s top 10 reads.

More suppliers make coronavirus support offers – UK Authority

A number of digital tech suppliers have responded to the coronavirus crisis by offering products and services free to public authorities for as long as it lasts.

Digital front opens in war on disease as start-ups come to the aid of NHSThe Times

Covid-19 presents an opportunity for HealthTech startups such as Pando, Babylon Health and Lantum.

How startups are supporting Europe’s coronavirus efforts – Sifted

A growing list of how European startups are rallying to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

NHS uses tech giants to plan crisis response – BBC

Data collected via the NHS’s 111 telephone service is to be mixed with other sources to help predict where ventilators, hospital beds, and medical staff will be most in need.

Coronavirus will change the British state in ten crucial ways – New Statesman

Certain aspects of the way our government works will change fundamentally, technology will feature heavily in making a difference both during the crisis and in a post Covid-19 world.

The power of data in a pandemic – Technology in the NHS

What the NHS is doing about data, how data is being protected and what happens after the Covid-19 outbreak is contained.

Why the UKs startups sector is worth saving – City AM

To survive a crisis it is critical to continue to move forward, to invest in new services, new products. Stand still and you will move back. Daniel Korski on why backing the startup sector is crucial during this time.

Collecting open government approaches to Covid-19 – Open Government Partnership

An open space for the community to share where they see open government approaches to tackling Covid-19 being implemented, either by governments themselves or civil society, citizens or the private sector.

How tech is trying to help tackle Covid-19 – Zdnet

Governments around the world have called on the help of the technology industry. Here are a few of the projects in the works.

11 Suppliers chosen to provide video consults during Covid-19 – Digital Health

Here are the 11 suppliers that have been selected to provide video consultations for primary care to help the NHS cope with unprecedented patient demand during the coronavirus outbreak.