COVID-19

The GFSB board is working closely with the HM Government of Gibraltar to minimise the effects of Covid-19 to Gibraltar and GFSB members.

We have been seeking advice from other jurisdictions and seeing what other countries are doing to help the business community and will be urging the Government to take similar steps.

At this time we would like to remind our members to follow the Government and health professionals advice and help reduce the spread of the virus.

We have also added some links below that we would highly recommend to members as they seek advice on how to best proceed or prepare their businesses.

BEAT Forms are available here

BEAT Guidance application notes can be found here

For more information please visit the Governments webiste:

HM Government of Gibraltar Press Releases

Chief Minister’s Statement 24/03/2020 – BEAT Covid 19 Measures
Here is a breakdown of the CM statement in an easy to read doc for your reference.

COVID-19 FAQ – FAQ’s COVID 19- Government Measures
The GFSB board been working hard to answer all your questions. Here are the most common questions we have had and our answer to them.

GFSB Employment guidelines – FAQ’s Employment Concerns 20/03/2020
The GFSB board has put together a document with some helpful information on your staff/employment issues.

GBC’s Direct Democracy Q&A with the Chief Minister – Direct Democracy 31/03/20 Q&A

GFSB Events etc

The GFSB is sorry to say but due to COVID-19 all GFSB events are cancelled until further notice. Our offices will be closed until further notice but staff will be working remotely.

The Business Innovation Awards will remain open for applications past the original advertised closing date but the judging and presentation will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so.

The GFSB Conference Room will be closed for public use until further notice.

We recommend that you all continue to please follow the Governments advice and to keep an eye on their Official Channels of communications for further updates.

Should you have any concerns or request further information please contact infobeatcovid@gibraltar.gov.gi.

If you have a non-medical question related to COVID-19 please call 200 41818 or email covid.info@gibraltar.gov.gi

ESBA ‘Pay in 7’ campaign

ESBA has launched ‘Pay in 7’ campaign today, calling on Governments and other Public Authorities to pay invoices from their contractors/ suppliers/ service providers in 7 days, rather than the usual 30 days (or longer) in order to help businesses cope with cashflow problems created by COVID-19.

Details can be found on this dedicated web page here: https://www.esba-europe.org/pay-in-7-campaign

Government Announcements

The Government is currently holding about two broadcasts a day.

The is normally a Press Conference at 4pm on GBC TV and HM Government of Gibraltar Facebook page and a further update at about 8:15pm on GBC before or on Newswatch. There have also been a number of GBC Viewpoint programmes dedicated to the issue too.

So to keep up to date with all COVID-19 we would recommend that you keep an eye out on these official channels.

Government Information leaflets

Information Leaflet ENG / Information Leaflet SPANISH

COVID-19 Social Lockdown / COVID-19 Business Lockdown