New Mandatory Conditions for COVID-19 Transition phase

19th May 2020

The new measures will be coming into effect as of Friday, 22nd May 2020.

During a press conference held on Monday evening, the Prime Minister Robert Abela, together with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Chris Fearne and the Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci, announced a number of measures intended to ease off restrictions and re-open the economy.

The set of measures were published by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Health and will come into effect as of Friday, 22nd May 2020.

The measures provide obligatory conditions and guidelines for the re-opening Hair Salons and Barbers, Beauticians, Nail Technicians and Nail Artists, Drive-in Cinemas, Outdoor Cinemas and Outdoor Theatres as well as the re-opening of Tourism Infrastructure. This includes Accommodation Establishments, Catering Establishments, Outdoor Establishments (including Lidos, Swimming Pools and Outside Entertainment Areas) and Beaches, Beach Establishments and Beach Concessions.

Amongst the conditions included, one may find a number of social distancing and hygiene related measures to ensure that the health and safety of both the workers involved and customers alike is protected. This includes regulations limiting the number of customers allowed per square meter, hand sanitizers to be made available at every entrance/reception area, and clients and workers must wear a mask or visor at all times, amongst other rules.

Tourism Establishments are provided with a checklist of all the conditions which should be set up and satisfied for their re-opening.

For the full conditions and guidelines, please follow the links below:

COVID19 Mitigation measures - Hairdressers and Barbers 18 May 2020

COVID19 Mitigation measures - Beauticians 18 May 2020

COVID19 Mitigation measures - Nail Technicians and Nail Artists 18 May 2020

COVID19 Mitigation conditions - Outdoor Theatre, Oudoor Cinema, Drive-in Cinema 18 May 2020

COVID19 Mitigation Conditions - Outdoor Restaurants, Pools, Hotels, Accommodation 18 May 2020


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