Burberry said it is working to facilitate the delivery of surgical masks, non-surgical masks and gowns for use by medical staff and patients. The company is utilising its global supply chain network to fast-track the delivery of over 100,000 surgical masks to the UK National Health Service for use by medical staff, while its iconic trench coat factory in Castleford, English region of Yorkshire, has been retooled to make non-surgical gowns and masks for patients.

The fashion label said it is also funding research into a single-dose vaccine developed by the University of Oxford that is on course to begin human trials next month, and it is donating to charities including FareShare and The Felix Project, dedicated to tackling food poverty across the UK.