COVID-19

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

We have been seeking advice from other jurisdictions and seeing what other countries are doing to help the business community and continue to urge 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

-Updated BEAT Guidance application notes can be found here

-UNLOCK THE ROCK document can be found at this link

-Guidance for Workplaces and Businesses

-Guidance for Restaurants, Cafeterias and other Catering Establishments

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, most of GFSB events are cancelled until further notice. Breakfast Clubs are now back via video conference for now.

Our offices will be closed until further notice but the staff will be working remotely.

As from Monday 22nd June 2020 the GFSB Conference Room will be available to rent again.

However, due to COVID-19, we will not be able to offer the usual tea & coffee etc and bookings will have to be carefully monitored to ensure deep cleaning in between bookings.

The bookings will be a strict maximum of 12 persons and social distancing should be applied as much as possible. All other health advice should be followed whilst indoors and a record of who attended should be kept in case there is a need to contact trace. You will not be permitted to use the air conditioning in line with current Public Health guidance. When you make your booking we will provide you with a list of health and safety requirements and we will ask you to circulate it amongst the attendees at the meeting.

The GFSB will provide hand sanitizer and ensure the room is cleaned thoroughly between users. Please ask attendees to bring their own masks if they wish to wear them as masks will not be provided. Please ensure attendees understand that they must not attend if they or their families are experiencing any Covid symptoms such as persistent dry cough, fever, runny nose or loss of taste or smell.

The GFSB will not be held liable for anyone who may contract COVID-19 whilst in its premises.

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