These are the new/updated measures announced today Thursday 4th March, by Prime Minister Robert Abela, Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne and Superintendent for Public Health Profs Charmaine Gauci during a Press Conference:
- Restaurants, snack bars and kiosks will only be permitted to serve take-aways for this period
- Restaurants inside hotels, accommodation and guest houses may only service residents in-house
- Bars and nightclubs will continue to remain closed until 11th April.
Fines for breaching this regulation have increased from €3000 to €6000
- All mass events are banned, except for weddings and religious services
- Mass events of a commercial nature where current restrictions are not observed will also see fines increasing from €3000 to €6000
- The measure introduced in February which limits the number of people to gather inside holiday accommodation in accordance with the number of bed spaces has been reintroduced
- A maximum of 4 households will be permitted to mix inside private residences, with a €100 per person fine to be levied for non-observance for this measure
- Contact sport for children younger than 16 has been banned
- The COVID wage supplement is being extended to June 2021.
Restaurants, snack bars and kiosks will be transferred to Annex A to benefit from the full covid wage supplement
- From Monday, a directive for public sector workers to work remotely will be introduced. Private sector is being urged to do the same.
The link to the press conference can be found here: https://fb.watch/40FtoEE2OM/