Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On Thursday 30th January 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 a global health emergency. This definition is used to describe serious unusual,or unexpected health events. Only 5 such emergencies have been declared in the past decade.

For the latest updates and statistics on COVID-19 click here.

For information on Contact Tracing click here.

For more information on managing Home Isolation click here.

If you are concerned you may have the Coronavirus take the HM GoG Self Test by clicking on the top banner.

At the outset, places of concern  included: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Iran, Italy, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam & Tenerife. However, in view of the recent exponential  spread of the virus globally, the Ministry of Public Health and the Gibraltar Health Authority have taken the clinical decision to increase measures  for screening.  This has been done based on the fact that COVID-19 is already here, and it is therefore necessary to screen anyone reporting relevant symptoms.

Systems are currently focused on slowing spread of the virus (you may hear references to flattening the curve).

Please do not panic.

For the majority of us, contracting COVID-19 will produce familiar symptoms of the common cold or flu. Those who are vulnerable, particularly the older population, may require additional healthcare support for their symptoms. There is no medication or vaccine to treat COVID-19 yet, so additional treatments for symptoms will include respiratory aids (such as oxygen therapy or ventilators).

Latest guidance indicates that the most vulnerable group are those aged over 70.

The most important thing is to STAY HOME if you suspect you are unwell, to protect yourself from further infection and to prevent spread infection to others.

If you have flu-type symptoms (including a fever, new cough or shortness of breath) try the online self test above or call 111 for guidance.

Find out more about maintaining your health by checking updates to the CovidFit campaign here.

Useful contacts :

Call 200 07910

  • For medical advice or general enquiries – Mon-Fri: 8:30am-7pm
  • Weekends and Public Holidays: 8:30am-7pm

Call 200 77003

  • For out of hours’ consultations
  • Weekends and Public Holidays after 7pm

Call 200 07888

  • For sick notes: Mon to Fri 9am-4pm

Call 200 07809

  • For dental emergencies – 8:30am-4pm
  • Weekends and Public Holidays- 8:30am-10am 

Call 200 07909 

NOTE: The following information is required to assist with medication requests:

  • GHA Health Card
  • Current repeat medication requested
  • Preferred Pharmacy (for collection of prescription)
  • Current Telephone Number

Be mindful of hygiene practices, particularly if you share a home with others, and follow the Best Prevention advice below to help safeguard our most vulnerable.

Useful Contacts for local Mental Health Support can be accessed here.
For general advice that is not related to symptoms:

Call 200 41818 or email covid.info@gibraltar.gov.gi