GCSE and A level examinations in 2021 – 17/2021

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During his address on Monday to announce a national lockdown in England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that “We recognise that this will mean it is not possible or fair for all exams to go ahead this summer as normal. The Education Secretary will work with Ofqual to put in…

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Advice to University Students – 16/2021

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The Department of Education is strongly recommending that all University students make themselves familiar with the new national lockdown restrictions in England. The guidance documents can be found online on the UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home Those students in receipt of a Gibraltar Government Scholarship should pay particular attention to the…

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Government sadly confirms death from COVID-19 – 15/202...

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The Government sadly confirms the death of an 11th resident of Gibraltar, related to COVID-19. Deepest sympathies go to the friends and family of the deceased. The deceased was a man aged 75-80 years old, who also suffered from an underlying respiratory condition that made him more vulnerable to the…

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14.1 2021

Razorbill found dead – Anglers asked to be vigilant &#...

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Officers from the Department of the Environment’s Environmental Protection and Research Unit (EPRU) recently collected a dead Razorbill from one of our local marinas. Razorbills are gregarious birds that nest in large colonies and belong to the Auk family. They feed on fish caught by diving from the surface and…

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13.1 2020

Chief Minister convenes CELAC to consider further support fo...

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CELAC met this afternoon with representatives of all constituent organisations following the new COVID-19 measures announced recently. The Chief Minister chaired the meeting and the Minister for Financial Services and Gaming, Albert Isola, Minister for Business, Vijay Daryanani as well as the Financial Secretary, Albert Mena were in attendance. Also…

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COVID-19 Outbreak in ERS – 12/2021

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The Government, with great concern, must confirm a major outbreak of COVID-19 within our Elderly Residential Service. There are currently 48 residents positive with COVID-19; 39 at Mount Alvernia, 4 at the Jewish Home and 5 at the John Macintosh Home.  Although most residents and staff were asymptomatic, these cases…

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Lottery suspended until further notice – 10/2021

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Further to the recently announced lockdown restrictions, the Government would like to inform the general public that lottery draws have been temporarily postponed. As was the case in the March 2020 lockdown, the postponed draws will be fixed for future dates. Ticket shares already sold will remain valid for those…

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Cultural competitions for children and young people – ...

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Gibraltar Cultural Services is holding two competitions, an Art competition and a Short Story competition, for children and young people aged from School Years 2 to 13. This is a fortnightly competition until the social lockdown is lifted. This initiative is aimed at those young people who are either staying…

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Cultural online programming returns – 8/2021

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Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, as from Wednesday 6th January 2021, will be once again providing an online programming of shows, performances and other educational initiatives. The various programmes will be scheduled throughout the day, Monday to Friday between 10am to 6pm and streamed on…

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GHA appeals to public: Please use A&E, 111 and GP servic...

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The pressure on the GHA to cope with the number of COVID-19 positive patients in our community is unprecedented and is stretching the capacity of the Accident and Emergency department and the Gibraltar Ambulance Service to critical levels. Please, help the GHA be there for the patients who need it…

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Amendment to Lockdown Regulations – 6/2021

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The Minister with responsibility for Civil Contingencies has today published an amendment to the lockdown regulations where travel by car will no longer be permitted as a exception to the rules. Travel by car will only be permitted for the purposes of travel to work or for essential matters such…

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Government confirms death from COVID-19 – 4/2021

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The Government regrets to confirm the death of an eighth resident of Gibraltar related to COVID-19. The deceased was a man, aged between 90 and 95 years old. The patient was admitted to Victoria Ward on 27th December after testing positive. The patient died yesterday as a result of COVID-19…

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HMP Windmill Hill visits – 3/2021

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In light of the current spike and continued upward trend in COVID-19 cases and in keeping with the Government’s restrictions, the Prison Superintendent, in consultation with the Minister for Justice and Senior Management Team has taken the difficult decision to cease all visits to the prison with immediate effect.

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Government increasingly concerned about continued rise in CO...

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The Government is increasingly concerned about the continued daily rise in active cases of COVID-19 and the serious impact that this has on the ability to provide safe and effective public services. The situation is continuously monitored and the Government is seriously considering whether further restrictions are necessary in order…

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Government confirms death from COVID-19 – 945/2020

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The Government regrets to confirm the death of a seventh resident of Gibraltar related to COVID-19. The deceased was a man, aged between 70 and 75 years old, who had been a close contact and was in self-isolation for 6 days before he became unwell and short of breath. An…

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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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935.1 2020

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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