Restaurants To Close Completely On The Advice Of Public Heal...

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The Cabinet has decided, on the advice of the Director of Public Health and the acting Medical Director of the Gibraltar Health Authority, that all catering establishments (other than in hotels) should shut completely to the public as from Monday. Hotel catering establishments will be available only to hotel guests. …

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Gibraltar Ambulance Service Surge Management Plan – 18...

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In preparation for a surge on 190 calls requesting Emergency Ambulances during a COVID-19 crisis the Gibraltar Ambulance Service (GAS) will implement its Surge Management Plan. The purpose of this plan is to ensure that at times when an Emergency Ambulance is unable to meet operational demand or it is…

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Chief Minister’s Statement – 180/2020

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My fellow Gibraltarians,   Ladies and Gentlemen,   This evening, following my return from London, the Cabinet met to consider the decision of the Spanish President, Pedro Sanchez, to declare a State of Emergency in Spain from tomorrow to deal with the spread of the Pandemic COVID-19 virus.   That…

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Government Updates Coronavirus COVID-19 Advice – 179/2...

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Further meetings of the COVID-19 Core Group have taken place. The Cabinet also met this afternoon on the return of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister from London. All meetings have also been attended by clinical professionals from the GHA and legal professionals from the Government Law Offices. The…

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Morocco Suspends Passenger Ferry to Gibraltar – 177/20...

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With effect from today, the Moroccan authorities will suspend passenger ferries between Morocco and Gibraltar. Any Gibraltarians who are stranded in Morocco and require assistance in returning to Gibraltar should immediately contact the Office of the Civil Contingencies Coordinator using the numbers 00350 20049523 and 54010919 with the following information:…

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Series of Measures Announced to Protect the Elderly – ...

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Due to the recent announcement by the World Health Association (WHO) of the current COVID-19 outbreak being upgraded to worldwide pandemic status, HM Government of Gibraltar is implementing a series of further measures to protect the elderly, who are one of the most vulnerable groups in our community. As part…

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Gibraltar and UK discuss COVID-19 in Joint Ministerial Counc...

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The Joint Ministerial Council between the UK and Gibraltar Governments took place in London this morning. The meeting was chaired by the new UK Minister for the European Neighbourhood Wendy Morton MP and it included officials from a number of UK Government departments and from Task Force Europe. The Department…

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Chief Minister to Convene Cabinet – 174/2020

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In light of reports that the President of Spain is expected to declare a State of Emergency at 1430hrs CET, the Chief Minister is convening the Cabinet for 1800hrs today to assess the implications this may have for Gibraltar, if any. The Chief Minister has asked that the Chief Secretary,…

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Referendum on Abortion Postponed – 173/2020

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The Chief Minister of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, has today agreed with the Deputy Chief Minister, the Hon Dr Joseph Garcia MP, the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Dr Keith Azopardi QC MP and Independent MP, the Hon Marlene Hassan Nahon MP, that the Referendum on…

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Future relationship with EU discussed in London – 169/...

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The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo this morning met the Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street. He was accompanied by the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, the Attorney General Michael Llamas, Financial Secretary Albert Mena and UK Representative Dominique Searle. The Gibraltar delegation is in London for a meeting…

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Restoration of antique mirrored sideboard belonging to the L...

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The Department of Environment and Heritage recently commissioned the restoration of a unique piece of antique furniture that once belonged to one of the most well known families in Gibraltar’s history, the Larios. This ornate mirrored sideboard dating from the late 1800’s once adorned the dining room on the first…

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Government Announces Further Measures to Increase Social Dis...

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Referendum on Abortion will go ahead Schools will remain open Bus services to be reduced as from Monday 16th March All Government cash counters will stop operating from Monday 16th March Lottery suspended for 12 weeks Advice to avoid religious services and ceremonies, and large social occasions The Government of…

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COVID-19 Statistics to be send daily via text message –...

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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…

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HMGOG responds to GSD statement on Coronavirus COVID -19 ...

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The Government notes the press release from the GSD on the sensitive subject of the Coronavirus Covid-19.  The Government will continue acting on the advice of Public Health professionals and supporting the excellent staff of our GHA in dealing with the issues that Covid-19 raises.  This is not an issue…

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HM Government of Gibraltar Welcomes the Consultation by HM T...

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HM Government of Gibraltar notes and welcomes the consultation published yesterday by HM Treasury on market access arrangements between the United Kingdom and Gibraltar. This consultation is the next step towards legislating access for Gibraltar incorporated financial services firms into the UK market based on aligned high standards of financial…

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Phased Reduction of GHA Services – 164/2020

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The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) has now taken affirmative action as a precautionary measure, to protect patients and staff during this phase of containment of the COVID -19 virus (Coronavirus) in order to prevent potential spread. With effect from 10 March 2020, all GHA clinical teams have been instructed to…

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Government Provides Update on Coronavirus COVID-19 Measures ...

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–          Core Group of Policymakers to meet daily –          Field Hospital to reduce impact on St Bernard’s –          Public Information call centre to be set up –          Daily situation updates to be provided to all mobiles via WhatsApp –          All elective surgeries cancelled HM Government of Gibraltar continues to plan…

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STTPP – New Pay & Display Parking Scheme the Ex-Queen...

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The Ministry of Business, Tourism and Transport is pleased to announce as part of Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan (STTPP) that as from tomorrow, Thursday 12 March 2020, a new Pay & Display parking zone at the ex-Queen’s Cinema site will become operational. This new area will provide 21…

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Gibraltar’s University Students Provided with COVID-19 Adv...

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The Department of Education has written to all Gibraltar students who are studying at University abroad to provide advice and reassurance regarding COVID-19. The advice includes information for University students relating to what to do if they are diagnosed with the virus, what to do if they are travelling in…

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2020 Gibraltar Drama Festival – Reimbursement of Purch...

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As previously announced by HM Government of Gibraltar, the 2020 Gibraltar Drama Festival will take place at the John Mackintosh Hall, but with closed doors to the general public. Gibraltar Cultural Services will be reimbursing all ticket holders accordingly at the John Mackintosh Hall, from Monday 16th to Friday 20th…

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Deputy Chief Minister Comment on Commonwealth Day – 15...

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In view that yesterday Monday was Commonwealth Day, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, who is the Minister with responsibility for relations with the Commonwealth, said: “This is the first Commonwealth Day with Gibraltar outside the European Union. In that context, it is perfectly logical that we should look…

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First Gibraltar COVID-19 patient receives all-clear  –...

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The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Gibraltar has now received the all-clear. The patient tested negative in two separate tests which were carried out over two different days. The all-clear has been given by the medical authorities in Gibraltar after going through the standard procedures. There are still 63…

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COVID-19 Advice to the Elderly and Those Most At Risk –...

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  The new COVID-19 virus can cause more severe symptoms in people with a weakened immune system (such as those suffering from cancer, or are on special medication), and older people (generally over the age of 70), especially those with long term conditions like heart disease, poorly controlled diabetes, poorly…

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HMGoG Updates COVID-19 List of At-Risk Countries to Include ...

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On 11th February, the Government issued regulations under the Civil Contingencies Act to deal with the threat to Gibraltar from COVID-19. The regulations imposed a legal duty for travellers arriving in Gibraltar within two weeks of travel to an at-risk country to report to authorities on arrival.    Today, the Government…

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Excavation works on Europort Avenue

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In order to allow a contractor to carry out excavation works along Europort Avenue to lay new services as part of the new St Martin’s School, the following traffic arrangements will be put in place.  As from 9.30am on Monday 9th March 2020, and for a period not exceeding 4…

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