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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.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and in conjunction with The Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group, will hold a Bookmark Competition as part of the 2021 autumn cultural programme.

The Minister for Youth, Steven Linares delivered a talk on climate change at the Youth Centre last week.

Government have said they have been in contact with Wizz Air over the weekend on their decision to cancel flights to Gibraltar for the month of August.

Over the last two weeks The Care Agency, in conjunction with the Department of Environment have delivered Manual Handling Training to 40 Beach Attendants throughout a series of four sessions.

Following the outcome of the referendum on abortion, and in anticipation of the commencement of an abortion service at the GHA, the GHA has arranged for training to be delivered to clinical professionals in the GHA.

Visits to Mount Alvernia and John Mackintosh Home have been stopped immediately as a precautionary measure due to a resident and a member of staff respectively testing positive for COVID-19.

The Department of the Environment would like to inform anglers that the Bluefin tuna Open Season has been suspended until the 6th August 2021 inclusive.

His Worship the Mayor, Mr Christian Santos GMD, invites nominations for The Pride of Gibraltar Awards 2021.