Campaigns

Prevent the spread of COVID-19

Recent evidence from the Campo and the Costa clearly suggests that the coronavirus is being spread at parties, barbeques, family gatherings and, especially, in nightclubs.  Young people are reminded that parties are active breeding grounds for Covid-19 and there is a serious risk that a youngster at a party can[…]

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Plastic face shields are not as effective as masks!

Every time we speak, thousands of aerosol droplets are sprayed into the air in front of us, most of which are invisible to the naked eye. There is now growing evidence that airborne aerosols carrying the coronavirus may play a major role in its spread. Current global guidance suggests that Covid-19 spreads rapidly[…]

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Young people urged to be cautious and protect their families from COVID-19

Recent updates from the World Health Organisation highlight that the demographic of people who are becoming infected with COVID-19 is younger than it was before. With the increase in social activity during the summer months, this trend is clearly present in Spain, where young people have taken to celebrating summer evenings[…]

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World Breastfeeding Week, 1st – 7th August 2020

World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated annually during 1st – 7th August aims to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding. This event is organised every year by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network that aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding around the world. Breastfeeding provides all the nutrition[…]

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World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2020

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. This condition is usually caused by a viral infection or liver damage as a result of alcohol consumption. World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on 28th July annually on the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus[…]

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Obesity and COVID-19

New PHE report confirms that excess weight can increase risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 A new report from Public Health England highlights that people with COVID-19 who are living with overweight or obesity, are at notably increased risk of serious COVID-19 complications and death.The report also emphasises[…]

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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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