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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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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COVID-19 and Domestic Violence

The COVID-19 lockdown has restricted the ability for people to move freely; this will effect a number of people socially but may have a devastating impact on those who experience domestic violence. Domestic violence includes threats, intimidation, and physical, emotional, and/ or sexual abuse between a couple or family members.[…]

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Unlocking the Rock

Note: As of year commencing 2021 the content on this page is deemed outdated, see latest guidance for Covid-19 here. HM Government of Gibraltar have released a strategy document detailing the phased return to work and life pre-Covid-19 [click here for document in full]. The gradual process of unlocking is[…]

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