sars-cov-2

Yr2022 – Government Press Releases related to COVID-19

Scroll down or click on the relevant month: January January January 27th – 53/2022 – ERS reviews visiting hours January 26th – 51/2022 – Government will continue to be guided by scientific advice January 24th – 48/2022 – COVID-19 Travel Certificates January 20th – 44/2022 – Chief Minister COVID-19 positive January 19th[…]

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New rules on self-isolation

As from 00:01 on Thursday 23rd December, close contacts who have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or more will not need to self-isolate. This is regardless of the variant of the COVID-19 positive case. Confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for 7 – 10 days[…]

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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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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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Fight the Flu-2021/22

Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it is sometimes called seasonal flu. It is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A[…]

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Childhood obesity and COVID-19

Retrospective studies comparing child BMI recordings pre and post pandemic indicate a rise in obesity levels, among all age groups [1,2,3]. Risk factors believed to exacerbate overweight included: reduced physical activity, increased screen time, and access to unhealthy foods. Local data post pandemic is still being collected, but 10 years[…]

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Pfizer Vaccine 12 – 15 years – FAQ

updated 2.12.21 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 (and young people aged 12 to 15 years). Young people and their parents will[…]

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Our Nation’s Health – Health and Lifestyle Survey 2021

Our Nation’s Health Public Health Gibraltar is pleased to release  findings from the 2021 Health and Lifestyle Survey: Our Nation’s Health. The survey serves as a continuation from those carried out in 2008 and 2015, allowing further insights on the general well-being of the people of Gibraltar. It has also provided the[…]

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Covid-19 – Delta Variant

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is circulating widely. In addition to symptoms already known, this variant also causes runny eyes and nose, mild headaches and nasal congestion. If you suffer from hay fever, the virus can mimic many of its symptoms. Do not assume it is just hay fever. It[…]

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