The Government has issued a clarification on arrangements at St Martin’s School in response to a statement earlier this afternoon from the GSD:
The 2020 Calpe Conference will take place from 15th to 17th October. Given the need to maintain social distancing measures, the conference will be made available to delegates via digital media. The event will be held at the University of Gibraltar, but only speakers will be present on location.
National Inclusion Week falls on the week of the 28th September. This is a week of celebration of diversity and aims to promote inclusion in the workplace. The Government has today said that taking part in Inclusion Week “enables organisations to demonstrate their commitment towards inclusion.”
A third positive case of COVID-19 has been identified within Westside School.
The Contact Tracing team have been liaising with school staff and the Department of Education. The Contact Tracing Bureau has been in contact with relevant staff members and students and interviewed them in order to ascertain which individuals were identified as close contacts and are therefore required to self-isolate.
The GSD has issued a statement asking that the Government “rethink” St Martin’s earlier school closing time.
Monday 28th September 2020
Total tests done: 45,855
Test results pending: 31
Test results received: 45,824
Confirmed cases: 382
Active cases in Gibraltar: 38 (38 residents, 0 visitors)
Recovered cases: 341
Number in self-isolation: 292
A total of 14,795 tests have been carried out so far in the frontline,
targeted and systematic sampling. This is included in the above figures.
The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has said that the combination of leaving the European Union and the COVID-19 pandemic have the potential makings of a “perfect storm”, the consequences of which will be felt for “years to come”.
The Government has announced a flu vaccination campaign which aims to reduce the pressure on health services and protect the community.