Renewing a UK passport, I am an UK expat living in Hong Kong. My application was submitted online on 10th March and hardcopy originals documents acknowledged by Liverpool passport officeon 18th March, since then the application has been being processed.
I travel frequently from HK to China and the border is likely to be reopened shortly (within a month) hence the passport will be required sooner rather than later. Obviously if the UK had continued to issue passports from other locations outside the UK then maybe they could adopt different contingency procedures!!