June2020

Changes to Golden Hour and Silver Time

With the progress of  ‘Unlock the Rock’ to its next phase, there has been a reduction in the uptake of  of some of the venues marked for the Golden Hour and Silver initiative.  Changes introduce as from Monday 22nd June are listed below: Victoria Stadium: Golden Hour will no longer be[…]

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Coming out of Isolation

As lockdown is gradually released, people who have been shielding/self-isolating are still vulnerable and should continue to take precautions if they leave their home. This includes maintaining physical distancing (minimising contact with others by keeping 2 metres apart); and keeping on top of hand/respiratory hygiene. The use of masks is[…]

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COVID-19 – Dexamethasone

The initial clinical trial results from the UK regarding the use of dexamethasone on treating those who are critically ill with COVID-19 are very promising. Dexamethasone is a low-cost steroid that has been in use since the 1960’s to treat a range of conditions including arthritis, severe allergies and certain[…]

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week 15th to 21st June 2020

Cervical Screening week is an annual event that aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health.  What is cervical Screening? Cervical screening (commonly known as the ‘smear test’) involves taking a small sample of cells from the surface of your cervix. The sample is sent to[…]

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Men’s Health Week, 15th – 21st June 2020

Overlapping with father’s day is the annual campaign for Men’s Health. This year the theme is ‘Take Action on Covid-19’ and the Men’s Health Forum (MHF) are emphasizing that men are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as women. The campaign aim is to ensure that men: take action[…]

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COVID-19 – Understanding Silver Time

*Details of protected time have now changed, please click here for updated post 22.6.20.* As of Wednesday 10th June, the Government has introduced ‘Silver Time’ for those who are clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 due to a medical condition, in a manner that is similar to Golden Hour (read more here).[…]

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COVID-19 – Air conditioning at work

Public Health Gibraltar are advising against the use of air-conditioning in workplaces where possible. Good natural ventilation, with windows open, and sufficient physical distancing are preferred options. The transmission of COVID-19 is thought to occur through respiratory droplets generated by coughing and/or sneezing, or through contact with contaminated surfaces. Droplets[…]

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COVID-19 – Shielding to protect the most vulnerable

People classed as clinically extremely vulnerable are advised to take additional action to prevent themselves from coming into contact with COVID-19. If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you are strongly advised to stay at home as much as possible and keep visits outside to a minimum (for instance once per[…]

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What is the ‘R’ Number

The ‘R‘ number is a way of rating a disease’s ability to spread. It refers to the reproduction number of an illness, and represents the average number of secondary infections produced by 1 infected person. R is one of the most important things you can track to understand an epidemic[…]

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