The Ministry of Defence has published information for employers of reservists and reservists about their role delivering asymptomatic community testing in the Greater Manchester area.
The Ministry of Defence received a request to assist the authorities in Greater Manchester to carry out mass community testing for a period of two months.
Military Aid to the Civil Authorities ( MACA ) can occur under specific circumstances to support civil authorities in the UK when their capacity is overwhelmed. The Armed Forces provide this support from spare capacity, so it is subject to the availability of resources, without affecting core MOD objectives.
The guidance comprises of answers to frequently asked questions, and links to existing resources such as linking to the Defence Relationship Management on gov.uk and the Guide to Employing Reservists.