Today the Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo, HE The Governor, Sir David Steele and Minister for Health and Care, the Hon Samantha Sacramento were at St Bernard’s Hospital to receive the first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccine supplied by the UK and delivered by a Royal Air Force military transport aircraft.
The Chief Minister today announced the new measures Government is introducing to provide further support to businesses that have been closed as a result of the measures introduced on the 27th December to combat the ongoing pandemic.
As part of the GHA’s vaccination programme, the team at the GHA, supported by colleagues deployed from other departments, are currently contacting people over the age of 70 and those who are clinical to offer them an appointment for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
As a result of the increased number of positive COVID-19 cases in our community, all Government schools and educational settings will be closed for the following 2 weeks, with an initial opening date set for Monday 25th January 2021.
Gibraltar Cultural Services is inviting young women to sign up to the 2021 Miss Gibraltar Pageant. The Pageant will be held on Saturday 22nd May 2021 and will be organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services and Gibmedia.
During his address on Monday to announce a national lockdown in England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that “We recognise that this will mean it is not possible or fair for all exams to go ahead this summer as normal. The Education Secretary will work with Ofqual to put in place alternative arrangements.”
Officers from the Department of the Environment’s Environmental Protection and Research Unit (EPRU) recently collected a dead Razorbill from one of our local marinas. Razorbills are gregarious birds that nest in large colonies and belong to the Auk family.