More than 20,000 Armed Forces personnel have been ready to help the nation as part of the Covid Support Force, which was formed in March.

The Armed Forces have been helping public services, local authorities and emergency services as they respond to the coronavirus outbreak, as well as supporting the Government's efforts to increase testing.

Military personnel have also played a key role in the delivery of more than 1.18 billion items of PPE to the NHS across the country.

That remarkable number includes 158 million masks, 184 million aprons, 2.3 million gowns and 689 million gloves which have already reached the frontline.

Specialists from the military have also been deployed to help NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with the fitting of FFP3 face masks.

Nearly 400 military personnel have helped support ambulance services across the UK and a new Aviation Task Force has helped with five medical evacuations in England and Scotland.

Our brave men and women have also been helping out abroad, too.

When the Covid-19 crisis hit, worried travellers in places as far afield as Bermuda and Bolivia were desperate to return home to their loved ones.

The Government worked round the clock to make sure stranded holidaymakers could get back to the UK. The Foreign Office, working with leading airlines, has helped more than 30,000 British travellers return to the UK on 142 special Government charter flights from 27 different countries since the beginning of the outbreak.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced a major plan to help British travellers on 30 March and made £75 million available for special charter flights, with vulnerable people at the top of the list.

The Government teamed up with tour operator TUI to bring people home from a cruise ship and were able to fly 141 Mexican people back to their country too.

“I’m delighted to say that they arrived safely,” said Corin Robertson, British Ambassador to Mexico, after the plane landed at East Midlands Airport.

“This was an extremely complex operation, not least since some of the passengers were experiencing flu-like symptoms similar to Covid-19. A huge number of Government department and agencies pulled together alongside our Mexican friends and TUI, working tirelessly to enable these British nationals to get home safely.”