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The Minister for Health, the Hon Samantha Sacramento today launched the Gibraltar National Mental Health Strategy 2021-2026.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia learnt about the positive progress of the ongoing works at The Mount recently from the Project Director Carl Viagas.

A Street Art Walk was held by Gibraltar Cultural Services on the 28th July as part of the summer programme offering. The Tour was led by the Development Unit and was free to attend.

The Minster for Business and Tourism, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, has met with former Governor of Gibraltar and recently appointed Chair of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council’s office in Gibraltar, Lieutenant General Ed Davis.

His Worship the Mayor, Mr Christian Santos GMD visited the soup kitchen at St Theresa’s Parish Church. His Worship worked a Friday morning shift serving up portions to last the weekend alongside a team led by Monsignor Charles Azzopardi, known affectionately in the community as Father Charlie.

The GHA has streamlined the way in which members of the public can access Mental Health Services in a crisis or emergency.

The Minister for Sport, the Hon Steven Linares, paid a visit to the Chus Mateo Academy Basketball Camp. Now in its 3rd local edition the camp held in conjunction with GABBA is entering its final days and has been a very well attended and excellent initiative.

The Government has today said it regrets that it has proceeded to cancel all large events between now and September planned for Government premises.

The GSLY says it has welcomed the announcement made this week that a new youth wing has been created by TG.

HM Government of Gibraltar have announced that it has agreed with the Government of the United Kingdom to issue Covid 19 Vaccination certificates in the same format as the NHS COVID Pass Letter. The certificates are being issued by the GHA.

The Care Agency as the lead organisation in respect of Safeguarding Adults at risk has arranged for Safeguarding Adult Lead Manager Training to be delivered to key stakeholders on 21st and 22nd July 2021 in order to improve the protection of vulnerable adults in the community.

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 3rd to the 13th November 2021.

The Gibraltar Health Authority and Elderly Residential Services have, with regret, made the decision under Public Health advice to stop visits to residential homes.

The Minister for Sport, the Hon Steven Linares recently visited the Gibraltar Football Association’s summer camp currently taking place every morning at the Victoria Stadium.

Gibraltar for Yes campaign has said it is delighted to see the results of the Abortion Referendum being implemented so expeditiously by the Gibraltar Health Authority.

Accessible beach facilities will again be on offer this year at our local beaches.

The Management team at Gibraltar Cultural Services recently completed the Mental Health First Aid course run by Clubhouse in association with Mental Health First Aid England.

The Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Climate Change and Heritage (DESCCH) has recently published a Monitoring Programme Update for British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW) Consultation Report in line with the requirements of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

The rules which require close contacts of a positive case to self-isolate have been tightened in view of the increase in the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Gibraltar.

Further to the result of the referendum on abortion, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP, as the Minister with responsibility for justice, has appointed today, July 15th, as the date that the Act comes into force in order to permit abortions to be carried out by Gibraltar Health Authority doctors at St. Bernard’s Hospital in certain, tightly defined circumstances.