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.

The Gibraltarian Community has reacted to the news of the death of Manolo Ruiz, Chairman of the Gibraltar Senior Citizens Association, who died yesterday at 88 years of age.

The Royal Engineers have returned to Gibraltar and are assisting with the continuing development of the works at the Northern Defences.

The GHA has confirmed that it has been able to resolve the clinical issues that had arisen in respect of the gynaecology service. The issues are now being 'managed in a manner that has enabled short term extensions to be granted to the clinicians in question.'

The Cabinet held its last meeting before Christmas this morning. This meeting took place virtually given ongoing concern at the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic.