Chronicle launches Covid-19 initiative for older readers
The Gibraltar Chronicle will be delivering free newspapers to the residents of Bishop Canilla House, Sea Master Lodge, Albert Risso House and Charles Bruzon House, in order to help our older readers keep up to date while they are in lockdown over the Covid-19 outbreak.
The deliveries will start as from tomorrow and will continue initially until the end of March, when we will review the situation.
Against the backdrop of social media speculation about the virus, the Gibraltar Government has repeatedly stressed the importance of the established media as a reliable source of information alongside announcements from official channels.
We hope this gesture helps our older readers to keep informed while they stay indoors for their own safety and wellbeing.
Logistics means we cannot reach all our older readers with our print product.
However, alongside the distribution of newspapers to the four elderly residential buildings, the Chronicle has also made its Covid-19 coverage free online on www.chronicle.gi, with regular updates throughout the day.
Separately, the Chronicle has also implemented a number of contingency measures in its newsroom to ensure continuity of coverage throughout the crisis.
Some of our staff are already working remotely from the newsroom, with production and commercial staff also working in shifts to minimise time in the office and provide resilience in the events of absentees.