Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has said it notes the decision announced this evening by the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education to close schools in the United Kingdom.
Measures to increase social distancing and delay the spread of COVID-19, in line with the advice provided by Public Health professionals, are being adopted throughout Government. Nonetheless, services to the public will continue.
The Department of Social Security advises the public that as part of HM Government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak arrangements for Social Assistance payments due this Thursday 19th March 2020 will be paid on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March 2020 in a scheduled manner and in a controlled way.
The Government has taken the decision to temporarily close Gibraltar House in London in the face of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Gibraltar House in Brussels will remain open for the time being.