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Gibraltar: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL3259, tabled on 21 April 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Gibraltar receives sufficient (1) testing, and (2) personal protection, equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered on

1 May 2020

The UK Government is working with Crown Agents to procure and deliver essential medical supplies to Gibraltar and the other Overseas Territories, working in partnership with the Overseas Territories' Chief Medical Officers to prioritise requirements. Initial shipments of medical supplies have arrived in Gibraltar.

British Forces Gibraltar have also been able to provide logistics support and assistance in the establishment of a temporary hospital (Europa Point Nightingale Facility) to provide the Gibraltar Health Authority with additional capacity. We stand ready to consider any further requests from Government of Gibraltar for support of this nature.

The Prime Minister wrote to the Chief Minister on 28 March, assuring him of the UK's commitment to support Gibraltar.