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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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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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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Covid-19 Considerations

As we try to find a new normal living with Covid-19 it is important to stay vigilant with regard to risks. The more shops, establishments, events and facilities we visit the higher our risk of exposure to viral spread; particularly if in an enclosed space with asymptomatic carriers. Vaccination helps to[…]

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CovidFit – Self Care

*This campaign ended January 2022; contact numbers may no longer be functional. Please confirm content with Public Health or the Gibraltar Health Authority. When dealing with sickness during this COVID-19 pandemic, self-care is one of the best ways to safeguard our precious healthcare service. However, it is important to pay[…]

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Is it Flu or COVID-19?

Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses with very similar symptoms. However, they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses; there are two main types – Types A and Type B. These viruses are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. Flu viruses can[…]

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CovidFit – Mental Well-being

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on people all over the world with implications for individual and collective health; as well as emotional and social functioning.  Uncertainty about the virus itself, disease prognosis, vaccination and vulnerable relatives coupled with worry about availability of resources, safety of frontline responders[…]

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CovidFit – Alcohol & Drugs

People who misuse or are dependent on drugs and alcohol may be at increased risk of becoming infected, and infecting others, with COVID-19. They may also be more vulnerable to the impact of infection with the virus, due to underlying conditions. Irrespective of the impact to services throughout the COVID-19[…]

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CovidFit – Shielding

The pandemic situation continues to fluctuate and guidance continues to be amended accordingly; please note this guidance remains advisory. At present, vaccination is considered one of the safest and most effective ways to protect those most vulnerable. [Read more on vaccination HERE]. It is important to exercise caution and follow[…]

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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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