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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.

Bellavista Day Centre will close for the Christmas break on Thursday 23rd December 2021.

Government has announced the temporary suspension of all Residential and District Parking Zones during the festive period from Friday 24th December 2021 until Monday 3rd January 2022, inclusive.

Gibraltar Cultural Services and the Ministry of Culture regret to announce the postponement of the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society New Year’s Concert, that was due to have been held on Tuesday 4th January in the John Mackintosh Hall.

As cases of the Omicron variant continue to soar in the United Kingdom, HM Government of Gibraltar, on the advice of the Director of Public Health, requires all air arrivals from a non-Red List country to take a lateral flow test on the day of arrival.

In the interest of public safety, Mediterranean Steps will be closed to the public from Thursday 16th to Wednesday 22nd December to enable safety maintenance works to go ahead.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has said it is pleased to announce that following an agreement with Plug-N-Go (Gibraltar) Ltd, Midtown Carpark will have available for use, five electric vehicle chargers.

“The Prime Minister’s message tonight is clear: ‘Get Boosted Now’ and it applies as much in Gibraltar as it does in the United Kingdom."

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and Wizz Air have been involved in talks about the Luton service from the Rock. Unfortunately the airline has taken the decision to suspend the route.

H.M Government of Gibraltar has announced the issue of a new £5 Currency Note.

Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture are inviting local artists to participate in the annual Art Competition for Young Artists that will be held in February 2022.