Technical Notice (24)- Update to Technical Notice on Driving...

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On 19 October 2020, HM Government of Gibraltar (“HMGoG”) published a Technical Notice on “Driving in Europe”. The Notice referred to the fact that the UK Government was engaged in separate discussions with the individual EU Member States and the individual EFTA States to agree future arrangements on matters related…

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Technical Notice (23) – Update to Technical Notice on ...

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On 18 November 2020, HM Government of Gibraltar published a Technical Notice on “European Health Insurance Cards and Healthcare”. By way of update to that Technical Notice, the Government wishes to further inform the public of the following. Subject to the point made below with respect to Spain, all current…

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Pause on routine swabbing of asymptomatic individuals ̵...

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Due to the unprecedented numbers of positive cases and increased swabbing requirements both the swabbing teams and the testing laboratories are overwhelmed.  There will be a temporary change in procedure over the next few days in order to prioritise safeguarding against the spread.  As such, priority will be given to…

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Deep concern on huge increase of cases and great hope as Oxf...

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The Government notes that today’s COVID statistics show 180 new positive infections, a total of 714 people presently actively infected and 2,030 presently in self isolation. This very high number of new positive infections of COVID 19 today emphasises the importance of complying with the restrictions put in place by…

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Contact Tracing Bureau – SMS message for positive results ...

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Given the unprecedented number of positive cases, in order to safeguard public safety, the Contact Tracing Bureau will as from today be communicating positive results via an SMS message. This will enable prompt notification and will ensure there is no delay in communicating the result and as such will enable…

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Government announces that curfew will apply on New Year’s ...

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The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, this morning convened the COVID PLATINUM Command in order to consider the advice of the Gibraltar Health Authority’s Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Dr Nick Cortes, and other senior medical professionals in Gibraltar. COVID Platinum met this afternoon and had a lengthy discussion…

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Cultural Facilities – 938/2020

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Following the Chief Minister’s recent press conference, Gibraltar Cultural Services advises that Gibraltar’s cultural galleries and the John Mackintosh Hall will remain closed until Monday 11th January 2021. GCS will reopen on Monday 4th January 2020 but will remain working behind closed doors. GCS departments can be contacted between 9am…

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Disability Services go into lockdown as of today, Tuesday 2...

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In view of the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases in Gibraltar, the Management of Disability Services have made the decision, in consultation with Public Health, to place the service in lockdown with immediate effect. St. Bernadette’s Resource Centre will remain closed until 18th January 2021 and the staff redeployed…

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Self-Isolation Leave Scheme – Claims Processed – 936...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar announced last month details on the self-isolation pay scheme to assist businesses where their employees have had to self-isolate and are unable to work. This scheme pays out employees (through their employers) and self-employed people who are directed to self-isolate and are therefore unable to…

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COVID-19 statement by the Chief Minister – 935/2020

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  My dear fellow Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar,   I am addressing you today because of the continuing stark increase of positive cases of the COVID-19 infection in our Community.   The total number of active cases is up by 68 today.   That gives us a total of…

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111 call centre and Contact Tracing Bureau – 934/2020

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The GHA’s 111 call centre and Contact Tracing Bureau are experiencing an unprecedented volume of calls and positive test results and may not have been able to get through to everyone as soon as it would have liked.  The GHA would like to reassure the public that additional staff have…

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931.1 2020

Government and Teachers’ Union discuss Education in Ja...

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Following the Chief Minister’s announcement that the start of the Spring Term at school will be delayed until Monday 11th January, with the possibility of schools not opening until some weeks later not being discarded, the Minister for Education John Cortes hosted a virtual meeting on Tuesday with representatives of…

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Mental Health Support – 930/2020

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Christmas is usually a very stressful time of year for everyone. The combination of pressure that all of us generally face at this time of year, combined with the COVID-19, restrictions may feel overwhelming for some. The GHA’s Mental Health Services will continue to operate during the Christmas period and…

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Government launches BEAT Catering Support Claim Form –...

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Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar (HMGoG) has made a claim form available so that catering businesses can apply for compensation for the cost of perishable goods that they were unable to use due to the closure of their bars and restaurants last Friday 18th. Many of these businesses will have…

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Spanish Government withdraws legal action – 928/2020

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HMGoG is delighted to announce that the Spanish Government has withdrawn the legal action it had brought against the European Commission before the European Court challenging a Commission state aid decision on Gibraltar’s Income Tax Act 2010 (Case T-241/19, Spain v European Commission). The European Court has now struck off…

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Chief Minister on TVE 24 Horas tonight – 927/2020

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The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, is appearing this evening in the prestigious current affairs programme La Noche on TVE 24 Horas. Mr Picardo will be interviewed live from Gibraltar at around 11pm. The programme is presented by top Spanish journalist Xabi Fortes, it includes a panel…

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926.3 2020

Freezers to store COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Gibraltar R...

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The freezers that will store Gibraltar’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Gibraltar today. The COVID-19 vaccination programme is expected to begin in the middle of January. Each freezer can store up to 60,000 doses of the vaccine at temperatures of up to -82 degrees Celsius. The vaccination programme…

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Positive cases in schools – Monday 14th to Sunday 20th...

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There have been twenty-eight positive cases of COVID-19 identified in government educational settings in the period 14th November to 20th December. Six positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in St Joseph’s Lower Primary and in St Anne’s Upper Primary; five positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Hebrew…

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Postal Service disruption – 923/2020

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Please note that Royal Mail is suspending all Postal services to Europe and international destinations with immediate effect. All Gibraltar’s mail for international destinations (except UK and Spain) is delivered through our UK mail partners. Therefore, no items for these destinations will be accepted until the service is resumed by…

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Positive cases in schools – Monday 14th to Sunday 20th...

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There have been twenty-eight positive cases of COVID-19 identified in government educational settings in the period 14th November to 20th December. Six positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in St Joseph’s Lower Primary and in St Anne’s Upper Primary; five positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Hebrew…

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Restrictions on travel by air into Gibraltar – 921/20...

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As a result of the continued rise of COVID 19 infections arising from the new strain of the virus detected in the United Kingdom (of which one instance has also been identified in Gibraltar) additional restrictions for those travelling by air into Gibraltar have been agreed between the Governments of…

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Chief Minister’s Statement to Parliament – 920/2...

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Mr Speaker, Members opposite, and to all those listening today. I am grateful for the continued indulgence of all Members of this House as we continue to suspend session after session as the Government works to tackle the many challenges facing the Community today. First of all, Mr Speaker, I…

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Technical Notice (22) – Exchange of information for ta...

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On 31 December 2020, the Implementation Period under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement will end.   HM Government of Gibraltar will be amending Gibraltar law so that as from 1 January 2021, the obligations imposed by and the scope of the following Directives will continue to apply, as necessary, in respect…

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Elderly Residential Services closes to visitors – 918/...

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Elderly Residential Services regrets to announce that due to the increase of positive cases in the community, Public Health and Infection Control has advised to stop visits to the ERS facilities. Elderly Residential Services have reverted to high alert. The decision has not been taken lightly, but all measures are…

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Advice regarding school attendance – 917/2020

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In view of the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, parents are being encouraged not to send their children to school on Monday and Tuesday, and to keep them at home. Schools will be open for those children whose parents cannot make alternative arrangements.  There will be no formal teaching and…

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