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Yr2022 – Government Press Releases related to COVID-19

Scroll down or click on the relevant month: January February March April May June July August August August 30th – 595/2022 – Change to self-isolation requirements for COVID positive cases from 1st September 2022 July </a July 1st – 469/2022 – BUDGET SPEECH 2022: The Hon Samantha Sacramento MP  […]

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Dry January 2022

The Dry January campaign is a campaign that promotes a month free of alcohol; and was initiated in 2013 with approximately 4,000 people taking part. The campaign has continued to grow with around 130,000 taking part in 2021. Many of us drink to relax, socialise or celebrate. However, before we[…]

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Pfizer Vaccine 5 – 11 years – FAQ

20.02.21 Below are common questions presented to Public Health. If you have any unanswered questions please email Health.Promotion@gha.gi. Note, the risk-benefit strongly in favour of vaccination for almost all groups is less clear-cut for children. Young people and their parents will need to understand potential benefits, potential side effects and[…]

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Mask Use and Infection Prevention

A great number of us are tired of the COVID-19 pandemic. A mix of COVID-19 updates and reports, local and global, continue to feed our fear, uncertainty and doubt. In order to stay physically, mentally and emotionally healthy, it is important that we learn to live with the virus, making[…]

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Work and Wellbeing this Festive Season

Whether you are focused on finishing to-do lists before your well-earned annual leave or you are working over the holiday, staying on top of everything can feel particularly challenging at this time of year. UK registered Charity MIND have developed some top tips to help manage mental health in the[…]

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Vaccination Exemption

Vaccines are a key public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging. Studies show that the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. There are some limited reasons when an individual may seek exemption from[…]

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Yellow card scheme

The Yellow Card reporting site is used to report suspected side effects of vaccines or medications. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) request that all suspected side effects to vaccinations are reported, as this helps to provide prompt investigation should the safety profile of a product require further[…]

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – 18th to 24th November 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the public, health workers, farmers, animal health professionals and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. The theme for WAAW 2021 is:  Spread awareness, stop[…]

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Ventilation and Covid-19

Letting fresh air into indoor spaces can help remove stale air that contains virus particles, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When someone with an active COVID-19 infection breathes, speaks, coughs or sneezes, they release particles containing the virus. While larger droplets fall quickly onto surfaces or the ground,[…]

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World Diabetes Day, 14th November 2021

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is marked annually on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. The campaign aims to drive global efforts to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.[…]

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