Following the Strategic Coordinating Group meeting held on Tuesday 9th March, a decision has been taken to allow the Civil Contingencies Emergency (Coronavirus) (Returning Scholarship Holders) (No.5) Regulations 2021 to cease to have effect as from Sunday 13th March 2021.
The Government has said it has noted with concern commentary on social media regarding the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Department (‘DVLD’) complaining that staff are not answering their telephone calls.
Today Monday 8th March 2021 is Commonwealth Day. This year Commonwealth Day is centered around the theme ‘delivering a common future’ between all 54 member countries and the wider number of territories of the Commonwealth.
In assessing the impact and lasting consequences for the tourism industry from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar says it has taken the view that, "as we emerge from a very difficult year for the leisure sector, it is essential to embark on a fresh drive to rebuild this vital part of our economy."
H.M Government of Gibraltar has today announced that The Hon Albert Isola, Minister for Digital and Financial Services, has been appointed a 2021 Ambassador for the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), a leading industry association for the blockchain technology industry.
Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change, the Hon Prof John Cortes gave a keynote address at the opening session of a conference on the Environment in the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies on Tuesday, following the formal opening by Lord Zac Goldsmith, UK Minister of State for Pacific and the Environment.
HM Government’s Digital Services team is working with the GHA IT Department on a new App for the GHA which will in addition to developing other functionality hold data on COVID-19 Vaccinations and COVID-19 Tests carried out by the holder for the purposes of being able to verify these.
As a result of the travel restrictions in effect in the United Kingdom, students returning to University currently need to book a COVID Test package through UK. This consists of booking two COVID Tests via the UK Government website and should be arranged as part of their travel plans.
The Chief Minister will resume his weekly community meetings in and around Gibraltar in the first week of May 2021. These community focused meetings follow on from last year’s initiative which was unfortunately cut short due to the pandemic.