August Holiday Weekend – Coronavirus Advice – 576/20...

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In Gibraltar, as in many other places, there has been a recent increase in the number of people testing positive for Covid-19.  It is therefore worth repeating the following important advice, especially before the forthcoming holiday weekend: If you have any of the main Covid symptoms (a new sore throat,…

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Guidelines for the Return to School September 2020 – 5...

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The Department of Education has today published its guidance on the opening of schools in September 2020. The guidance document is a live document which will be dynamic in nature. Updates and amendments will be made as and when required according to the latest Public Health advice pertinent to our…

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A Quieter and Safer National Day – 575/2020

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Plans for the 2020 National Day celebrations have been revised in light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases on the Rock. Whilst the initial plans for National Day 2020 were outlined at a time when Gibraltar was experiencing very low spread of COVID-19, the advice from Public Health professionals…

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574.1 2020

Danger to Bathers at Catalan Bay – 574-2020

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The Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Heritage (DESCCH) would like to advise bathers at Catalan Bay to exercise caution when bathing in the immediate vicinity of the rock known as ‘La Mamela’. This follows reports of sudden drops in depth caused by natural sand movements in the…

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Gibraltar-based INX Limited Becomes the First SEC-cleared Se...

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Gibraltar –  August 2020 – HM Government of Gibraltar has today welcomed the news that Gibraltar-domiciled company INX has become the first security token IPO cleared by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Established in 2017, INX’s mission is to accelerate the proliferation of regulated digital asset opportunities to…

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Government Notes Latest GSD Statement – 572/2020

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The Government notes the statement from the GSD this evening in which it states that ‘unlike the GSD’ the GSLP Liberals put up all its candidates at the last election as potential ministers. This is a remarkable revelation. The Government, on behalf of the People of Gibraltar hereby formally asks…

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GSD and Together Gibraltar Shortsighted Remarks Ignore Gibra...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar notes the shortsighted and extraordinarily ungenerous responses from the GSD and Together Gibraltar to the honesty of Mr Gilbert Licudi’s statement yesterday on his resignation from Ministerial Office. The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said: “I am disappointed in my Parliamentary colleagues…

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Start of the Academic Year 2020/2021 – 568/2020

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The 2020/2021 academic year will commence on Tuesday 1st September 2020 for all staff and on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 for pupils in HMGoG schools.  Many of our pupils will be returning to school for the first time since they were closed in March as a result of the COVID-19…

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Start of the Academic Year 2020/2021

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The 2020/2021 academic year will commence on Tuesday 1st September 2020 for all staff and on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 for pupils in HMGoG schools.  Many of our pupils will be returning to school for the first time since they were closed in March as a result of the COVID-19…

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567.1 2020

Civil Contingencies donate 20 lip-reading masks to school in...

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The Office of Civil Contingencies have today donated 20 face masks with transparent coverings in order to support pupils and staff of the Centre Sinwane, an institution for the deaf and hard of hearing, in Tangier, Morocco. The face coverings were received by the Ambassador for Strait of Gibraltar Association…

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HM Government of Gibraltar notes the statement from FC Prish...

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The internationally accepted rules on isolation for those who have tested positive for COVID-19, and those who have been in close contact with them, are clear.  In the circumstances, the Gibraltar authorities informed UEFA that our rules, in keeping with those same internationally-accepted rules, required that the team should be…

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Procedure for Testing at Mobile Swabbing Station – 563...

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The COVID-19 Mobile Swabbing Station has experienced a significant increase in attendances this week. In order to balance the need for a rapid public screening programme with routine sampling of frontline workers and the demand from the drive-thru referrals from the 111 line, the number of tests available at Mobile…

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Vulnerable Groups Survey – 562/2020

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Did you Shield during the Covid-19 Pandemic? Public Health Gibraltar and The Care Agency, in association with The University of Gibraltar, are conducting a survey on your personal experiences during Lockdown. Responses will be used to inform plans for how best to protect you and your community going forward. If…

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HMGoG Response to Catering Association – 561/2020

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The Government notes the statement from the Catering Association and asks them to please note the importance of these measures and the fast developing situation that our nation is facing in the growth of COVID-19 cases. In the circumstances, it has been necessary for the Government to act quickly and…

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STTPP – Roll out of New Bicycle Racks throughout Gibraltar...

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The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport is pleased to announce the roll out of new bicycle racks at ten locations throughout Gibraltar. This recent phase will provide an increase of 70 cycle spaces complementing the existing bicycle parking facilities at key locations within the City Centre and other leisure…

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STTPP – Roll out of New Bicycle Racks throughout Gibraltar

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The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport is pleased to announce the roll out of new bicycle racks at ten locations throughout Gibraltar. This recent phase will provide an increase of 70 cycle spaces complementing the existing bicycle parking facilities at key locations within the City Centre and other leisure…

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Clarification on Mask Wearing – 559/2020

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HM Government of Gibraltar wishes to clarify the new position on mask wearing in public as from 00:00am on Friday 21st August 2020. Masks will be compulsory for all members of the public entering retail premises. This means anywhere that any retail activity or public interaction takes places indoors. This…

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HM Customs Seize 3000 Cartons of Cigarettes – 558/2020

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HM Customs Enforcement unit have seized one vehicle with 3000 cartons of cigarettes.  The incident took place on Tuesday night (18th), whilst the enforcement unit was carrying out a regular patrol along the Eastern Side.  At approximately 0100hrs, officers spotted at a distance a vehicle driving at speed into Eastern…

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HM Customs Seize Approximately 438 Cartons of Cigarettes, 32...

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HM Customs Flexible Anti-Smuggling Team have arrested a Spanish National and a local resident with a commercial quantity of cigarettes. The incident took place yesterday afternoon at around 1700hrs, when officers saw a person leaving a retail shop in the area of Ocean Heights and loading master cases of cigarettes…

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GCSE Results 2020

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Students received their GCSE/Level 2 results today at the Gibraltar College, Westside and Bayside Schools. Like the A Level/Level 3 results issued last week, the results were issued electronically. The issuing of GCSE results was affected by a worldwide outage affecting the Google Gmail Education platforms used by all three…

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Income Tax Office – Tax returns – 555/2020

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The Income Tax Office continues to work on delivering bespoke online facilities for users including facilities enabling users to file annual income declarations and manage individual claims for tax allowances online. We had hoped that these services would be available in September for the 2019/2020 year of assessment but unfortunately,…

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Civil Contingencies Measures Escalated and Enforcement Power...

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Following the gradual increase in positive cases of COVID-19, the COVID-19 Strategic Co-ordinating Group, chaired by the Minister with responsibility for Civil Contingencies Samantha Sacramento MP, has been meeting on a daily basis since Sunday. Platinum, chaired by the Chief Minister, has been meeting informally daily since Monday. In light…

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Closure of the Bluefin Tuna Fishing Season – 553/2020

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The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change would like to inform all anglers that as from Wednesday 19th August 2020 at 1:00pm, fishing for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is no longer allowed in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. For further information on the closure of the season please…

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Statement on FC Prishtina – 552/2020

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HM Government of Gibraltar can confirm that 7 players from a visiting team have tested positive today for COVID-19. UEFA Protocols dictate that teams need to be tested and present a valid certificate with details of the negative outcomes for the travelling party 3 days before leaving their country of…

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GHA Raises Alert Status to AMBER on Account of Increase of P...

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On the basis of the recent increase of positive cases, and following public health advice, the Gibraltar Health Authority has increased its alert status to AMBER.   This means that certain protocols within the GHA are triggered to heighten precautions; Amber alert status means heightened awareness and surveillance of staff and screening…

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Green Gibraltar – A Sustainable Mobility Initiative –...

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The protection of the environment and the climate remain at the heart of Government thinking.  Air pollution dropped significantly during the lockdown as people reconsidered the way they moved and indeed their need to move. Government will seek to build on this change and work to redesign our streets for…

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549.1 2020

HMGOG Adopts Sustainable Catering – 549/2020

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  HMGOG prioritises sustainable development and is working towards embedding sustainability across Government. It is committed to acting responsibly as well as to encouraging wider adoption of sustainable catering practices. Today it has released a policy which acknowledges the leadership role it can play in driving change for sustainability across…

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