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The GHA operating theatre has moved to Amber alert status as there are a number of cases of COVID-19 among operating theatre staff.

The Department would like to advise Persons in receipt of Social Assistance via Personal Cash Accounts, that they will be able to collect their payments on 20th January 2022 from the Royal Gibraltar Post Office at 104 Main Street, between 09:30 to 13:00

This week there will be a technical visit from officials of the European Commission to Gibraltar. They will also visit the Spanish side.

The Contact Tracing Bureau (CTB) will be amending their procedures for contact tracing within schools as calls to the elderly, vulnerable and health care workers are being prioritised.

The Director of Public Health has advised the Government to reduce the requirement for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 to self-isolate to 7 days starting from the day of the original positive PCR test, with specific conditions attached.

HM Government of Gibraltar has confirmed the appointment of Mr John Ghio as the new CEO/Captain of the Port, following the retirement of Mr Manuel Tirado from the post.

The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service have announced the following promotions within the organisation’s Operational Branch:

Gibraltar Cultural Services in conjunction with the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Department of Education will hold a Short Story Competition as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2022.

HM Government of Gibraltar and CAPA - Centre for Aviation, the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry and part of the Aviation Week Network, have announced that Gibraltar will host the CAPA World Aviation Summit & Awards for Excellence in December 2022.

The GHA says it is delighted to welcome Professor Patrick Geoghegan OBE on his first week as the interim Director General of the GHA.

The next in the Gibraltar National Museum’s lecture series will take place this Thursday, 13th January, at the John Mackintosh Hall at 7pm.

HM Government of Gibraltar has said it is very pleased to welcome PossAbilities and to have allocated the former St Martin’s School site for this purpose.

Gibraltar Cultural Services is holding a competition to select a Logo for the Gibraltar Spring Festival 2022.

Government, in coordination with the Director of Public Health, says it has considered the possibility of making lateral flow tests available to the public for at-home testing.

The Director of Public Health and the ERS / GHA Management team have made the decision to reduce visits to ERS premises in order to 'safeguard residents in the light of the high incidence of COVID-19 cases in Gibraltar.'

The Department of Education has released a statement strongly recommending that children in secondary schools should wear masks while in school, including in classrooms as well as corridors and common areas.

As a result of a number of COVID-19 cases at HMP, the Prison Superintendent, in consultation with his senior management team and with a view to stem the current spread of COVID-19 both internally and to those visitors accessing HMP Windmill Hill, has taken the difficult decision to temporarily cease visits until the 17/1/22.

Her Majesty The Queen has granted the following National Honours:

"Over the last few weeks, I have welcomed to the Convent pupils from many of our schools, who have come here to record a programme of carols which will be televised this evening and tomorrow."

The GHA’s COVID-19 operational status has been raised to amber, with the operational threat level raised to moderate. This is not anticipated to have any significant operational impact for patients.