Reminder – Reporting LFT results

As part of HM Government of Gibraltar’s COVID-19 Exit Strategy Plan, Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) will be made more widely available in Gibraltar providing greater options for self-testing. Approved COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests (list HERE) will be sold in pharmacies and other retail shops. It is important that lateral flow[…]

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Vulnerable to Covid-19

The GHA have identified health conditions which put people at more risk from coronavirus. Read more in the leaflets below: English Spanish (Español) Arabic (العربية) If you have been identified as vulnerable, there are steps you may take to: Help prevent Covid-19 infection; and Reduce the risk of serious illness if testing[…]

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Covid-19 PCR Testing Facilities – Travel Certification

If you wish to arrange a Covid-19 PCR Travel Certificate test in Gibraltar, you may contact: Maritime Medical Services LtdEmail: info@mms.gi 24/7 Office: +350 22502248Port Doctor: +350 22502038 ; Backup Mob: +350 54075070 [Please note Travel Certificates are no longer available through Public Health/ the Gibraltar Health Authority].

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Pregnancy and COVID-19

Current evidence suggests that pregnant women are no more likely to catch COVID-19 than other healthy adults, and two thirds of pregnant women that do contract COVID-19 will show no symptoms at all. There is growing evidence that pregnant women that do contract COVID-19 may be at increased risk of[…]

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COVID-19 Gibraltar Figures 2022

January February March April May June June 30th June: 16th June: 9th June: May 31st May: 26th May: 19th May: 12th May: 5th May: April 28th April: 21st April: 14th April: 7th April: Week commencing 4th April Civil Contingencies advise change to Covid-19 Statistics reporting, with weekly reports being released[…]

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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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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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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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Discussing Screen Time

Our Nation’s Health Survey 2021 shows: Since the first COVID-19 lock-down, 47% of adults report an increase in screen time. Positives of screen time = Supports friendships and connects you to a wider community Encourages creativity and learning Provides entertainment Source of advice Potential negatives of increased screen time =[…]

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