In yesterday’s Press Release on new coronavirus COVID-19 measures the Government announced that Gibtelecom will begin to send the latest COVID-19 statistics to all mobile phones via WhatsApp. For technical reasons, this message will be disseminated via text message instead.
This text message will be sent on working days to all Gibtelecom mobile numbers at 5:00pm from the sender COVIDinfo. The first message will be sent today, 12th March 2020.
The statistics are provided by the Department for Public Health to Gibtelecom and the message will be sent directly by Gibtelecom to their mobile clients. Neither the Government of Gibraltar or the Department of Public Health will have access to any personal information of Gibtelecom clients.
The Government strongly believes that one of the best ways to keep Gibraltar safe is information and complete transparency. This is one of the many ways we are working to achieve this. We must all do our part to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.
Increase your social distance and avoid large public gatherings, particularly if you are elderly or have a chronic illness.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Call 111 if you start to feel unwell with cough, fever or difficulty breathing.