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The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, alongside other data protection and privacy authorities from around the world, has today published an open letter to video teleconferencing companies, reminding them of their data protection obligations.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture has announced that after a selective process, the organisation, production and staging of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations has been awarded to Gibmedia.

Further to the Chief Minister’s statement to Parliament on the 26th June 2020 detailing the further financial support measures for Q3 of 2020, HM Government of Gibraltar has confirmed that it has now invited ALL firms eligible for financial support to confirm that they agree to the terms and conditions and wish to receive the financial support.

As a consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown in Europe, the German laboratory that processes the DNA samples from dog fouling was not available for some months.

Government continues to provide safe outdoor environments for those who are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, including the over 70s and the immunosuppressed.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is inviting entries for the 47th Gibraltar International Art Competition. Entries will be exhibited at the Gustavo Bacarisas Galleries from the 5th to the 14th November 2020.

Government has announced that, for the foreseeable future, all meetings of the Development and Planning Commission (DPC) will be broadcast live via the official HM Government of Gibraltar YouTube account https://www.youtube.com/user/gibraltargov

After the outbreak of Covid-19, Gibraltar Airport adopted a series of measures based on guidance and advice provided by Public Health Gibraltar and some aviation-specific guidelines provided by Public Health England.

Yesterday saw the start of the Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority’s (GSLA) Stay and Play Programme for children with disabilities.

The Government has announced that the Gibraltar Business Loan Disruption Guarantee Scheme has now been implemented following the European Commission’s approval of Gibraltar’s economic support measures in conformity with State Aid rules.

The Housing Department has introduced an Enforcements and Compliance Office responsible for: Investigating complaints • Taking necessary action to rectify breaches • Litigation liaison • Arrears recovery.

The Government has said it has been in contact with easyJet today and is pleased to confirm that some flying from Gibraltar will resume from Monday 20th July, in accordance with the schedule shown on their website.

His Worship the Mayor, John Goncalves MBE GMD hosted a reception in honour of the ‘Calendar Club’ runners.

Sixteen nurses have recently completed their nurse education programme in Gibraltar. The GHA have an on-going partnership with St George’s University of London and Kingston University London to provide training for a Gibraltar-based BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) and a Diploma in Higher Education (Nursing).

The Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Heritage and Climate Change (DESHCC) implemented a temporary suspension to the 2020 Bluefin Tuna Open Season on Tuesday 7th July.

Accessible beach facilities are available in Gibraltar as with previous years. Introduced in 2015, these accessible beach facilities provide a free service for people with permanent and temporary physical disabilities and allow them to make use of the beach during the summer period with the aid of specialised equipment, such as amphibious chairs and mobile hoists, which provide easy transfer facilities from a standard wheelchair to the beach equipment.

The Government has said it welcomes the fact that the European Commission has today approved the umbrella measures taken in Gibraltar to support business and employment as listed in the notice at https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/MEX_20_1289

The Gibraltar Sustainability Awards open on the 8th July. The Awards provide recognition of sustainability best practice in Gibraltar and reward the sustainability journey of individuals; clubs and associations; school, community, sports and faith groups; NGOs and charities; government agencies; authorities and departments; professional groups, business and commercial enterprises.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, will be coordinating a cultural development summer programme dedicated to young people.

Thus far, anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 has been required to call 111 to arrange to be swabbed. That process will continue unchanged for the foreseeable future.