Update on Covid-19 restrictions & guidance 21.12.20

Update on Covid-19 restrictions & guidance 21.12.20

HM GoG have announced new measures in line with the sharp rise in Covid 19 cases in Gibraltar:

  • As from midnight Tuesday 22nd December, masks to be worn in ALL public places
  • As from 7pm Monday 21st December, all catering establishments to close until at least 11th January
  • Bars and restaurants will be compensated for closures if they’ve complied with covid restrictions (those who have been found to neglect restrictions will be excluded)
  • Restrictions will be tighter in retail shops; controlling numbers and hygiene on entry
  • All gyms to close as from Tuesday 22nd December and all permits for sports are cancelled.
  • Government ‘strongly advise’ no more than three households to mix over Christmas
  • Over 70s will not be locked down, but are strongly advised to act AS IF they were legally locked down. Golden hour will be cancelled until at least 11th January
  • No collective worship to be conducted in churches etc
  • Schools open 21st and 22nd December for parents who are unable to find alternative arrangements and keep children at home. Schools unlikely to reopen early in January, this will be reviewed in the new year.
  • All workplaces should arrange working remotely from home if possible.
  • Flights will continue to be allowed into Gibraltar, however a negative Covid-19 test will be required prior to flights (within 72 hours) or via rapid test service available at the airport on entry.
  • A major incident has been declared at the GHA. All GHA leave has been cancelled and no visitors are permitted to GHA premises. Preparations are being made should the re-opening of the Nightingale Field Hospital be required

HM GoG has said there will be no restrictions imposed on those arriving from Spain to Gibraltar, however Spain have said there will be greater restrictions at the frontier as a result of latest Covid-19 measures; the extent of these restrictions is yet to be made explicit.

Read more HERE.