Plastic face shields are not as effective as masks!

Every time we speak, thousands of aerosol droplets are sprayed into the air in front of us, most of which are invisible to the naked eye. There is now growing evidence that airborne aerosols carrying the coronavirus may play a major role in its spread. Current global guidance suggests that Covid-19 spreads rapidly[…]

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Young people urged to be cautious and protect their families from COVID-19

Recent updates from the World Health Organisation highlight that the demographic of people who are becoming infected with COVID-19 is younger than it was before. With the increase in social activity during the summer months, this trend is clearly present in Spain, where young people have taken to celebrating summer evenings[…]

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Flights and Covid-19

As airlines begin to resume flights it is important to remember that Covid-19 is still circulating globally and the risk of spread, particularly to those who are vulnerable, is still present. People who intend to travel are urged to avoid those parts of the World with a high incidence of[…]

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World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2020

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. This condition is usually caused by a viral infection or liver damage as a result of alcohol consumption. World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on 28th July annually on the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus[…]

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COVID-19 – Understanding Silver Time

*Details of protected time have now changed, please click here for updated post 22.6.20.* As of Wednesday 10th June, the Government has introduced ‘Silver Time’ for those who are clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 due to a medical condition, in a manner that is similar to Golden Hour (read more here).[…]

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COVID-19 – Shielding to protect the most vulnerable

People classed as clinically extremely vulnerable are advised to take additional action to prevent themselves from coming into contact with COVID-19. If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you are strongly advised to stay at home as much as possible and keep visits outside to a minimum (for instance once per[…]

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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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Testing for COVID-19

What do we mean by testing? During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are various methods that you may see being utilised to ascertain whether you may be at risk of infection. Rapid measures include checks for symptoms including fever (temperature) scanning on entry to buildings. More thorough testing involves taking samples/[…]

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