Mitigation Measures

As COVID-19 restrictions are gradually relaxed, employers and workers must work together to adapt and promote safe work practices consistent with advice from public health authorities and to ensure that premises are ready for the social distancing and correct hygiene measures that are critical to the success of the transition.

Employers and workers must prevent the transmission of COVID-19 while at work, consistent with updated advice from the public health authorities. Employers and workers must prepare for the possibility that there will be cases of COVID-19 in the workplace and be ready to respond immediately, appropriately, effectively and efficiently, and consistent with specific recommendations from public health authorities.

Mandatory standards for mitigation measures for the Covid-19 transition phase issued under the Public Health Act chapter 465.

Mandatory Standards and Guidance Documents

Standards for Restaurants, Pools and Hotel Accomodation  (May 2021) 

Standards for Transport Service Providers and for Passengers using Transport Services (April 2021)

Standards of Extracurricular Education and Visual and Performing Arts Education (Music, Art, Drama and Dance) (May 2021)

Mandatory Standards for Sports Activities (5th May 2021)

Standards and Guidance for Wedding Receptions (April 2021) (Currently Suspended)

Standards and Guidance for Nail Technicians and Nail Artists (April 2021) 

Standards and Guidance for Supermarkets and Food Businesses (April 2021) 

Standards for Choirs  (April 2021) 

Standards for Musicians and Orchestras (April 2021) 

Mandatory Conditions and Guidelines for Museums (April 2021)

Standards and Guidance for Hairdressers and Barbers (April 2021) 

Standards and Guidance for Beauticians (April 2021) 

Standards and Guidance for Massage Services (April 2021) 

Standards for Tattoo Artists Studios  (April 2021) 

Standards and Guidance for Retail Outlets and Lotto Booths (April 2021) 

Standards for Extracurricular and Adult Learning Activities Carried out in Educational and Organised Settings (14th April 2021) 

Advice and Guidelines to the Educational Sector for the Re-opening of Kindergartens in Malta (April 2021) 

Standards for English Language Teaching Schools (10th April 2021)

Advice and Guidelines for Educational Sector for the RE-opening of Primary and Secondary Schools (9th April 2021) 

Standards for Post-Secondary Schools and Institutes (9th April 2021)

Standards and Guidance for Examinations (9th April 2021)

Standards and Guidance for Faith-based Places of Worship and Services (30th March 2021)

Standards for Civil Marriage - Public Registry English/Maltese (April 2021)

Standards for Funerals and Burials in Malta During the Covid-19 Pandemic (March 2021)

Standards for Media, for Filming and for Photo and Video Shooting (March 2021)

Standards and Guidance for Tourist Guides (31st March 2021) 

Standards for the Use of Face Masks and Visors English/Maltese (October 2020)

Standards for Bars, Clubs and Similar Establishments (26th February 2021) (Currently Suspended)

Standards for Gatherings and Mass Events English/Maltese (November 2020) (Currently Suspended)

Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Water Fun Parks (June 2020) (Currently Suspended)

Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Casinos, Gaming, Betting Shops and Bingo Halls (June 2020) (Currently Suspended)

Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Clinics Providing Private Health Services (June 2020)

Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Camping and Camping Sites (June 2020)

Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Libraries (June 2020)

Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Gymnasiums and Fitness Centres (June 2020(Currently Suspended)

Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (June 2020)

Standards for Indoor Cinemas and Theatres (November 2020) (Currently Suspended)

Registered Indoor Swimming Pools and Indoor Entertainment Areas Checklist (June 2020) (Currently Suspended)

Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Spas and Saunas (June 2020) (Currently Suspended)

Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Dance Schools and Dance Studios (June 2020) (Suspended for dance Schools)

Standards and Guidance for Open Air Markets (May 2021) 

Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Outdoor Theatre, Outdoor Cinema, Drive-in Cinema (May 2020) (Currently Suspended)

Mandatory Standards and Guidelines for the Return to Sport in Malta (March 2021) (Currently Suspended)


In the interest of containing the spread of Covid-19 the Health Authorities have produced various guidance documents. These are found below and can be freely downloaded:

Guidance on Workplaces

Guidelines on Social Interactions During the Covid-19 Pandemic (April 2021)

Guidance for Offices and Workspaces (March 2021)

Guidance for Laundries and Launderettes (June 2020)

Guidelines for Voluntary Organisations (June 2020) 

Guidance for Dental Practices in Malta (June 2020)

Guidance for Workplaces in the Covid-19 Pandemic (April 2020)

Guidance on Site Home Visits during Covid-19 (April 2020)

Guidance for Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems (June 2020)

Cleaning and Disinfection of Non-Hospital Settings after Confirmed COVID-19 Positive case/cases (January 2021)

Guidance for Carers in Homes for the Elderly English/Maltese (May 2020)

Guidance for Taxi and Cab Owners and Drivers English/Maltese (December 2020)

Guidance for Resumption of Driving Tests-Theory and Practical English/Maltese (December 2020)

Guidance for Educational and Cultural Activities

Information for Schools Regarding the Medical Management of Children Attending Childcare, Kindergarten or School  English/Maltese (October 2020)

Guidance for Entities Responsible for/and Users of Outdoor Children Playing Fields (June 2020)

Guidelines for Child Care Centres (25 June 2020)

Guidance on How to Protect Yourself and Others

Guidance for persons who are at higher risk of developing complications (October 2020)

Ten Tips to Protect You and Your Family from Contracting Covid-19 (April 2020)

How to Make Your Own Face Masks (May 2020)

Advice on Hand Washing and Use of Gloves (November 2020)

Guidance on Hand Sanitisers (from MCCAA) (March 2020)

Guidance Whilst Grocery Shopping (November 2020)

Guidance on Healthy Living during Covid-19

Guidelines on Healthy Eating during Quarantine (April 2020)

Guidance to Stay Physically Active (April 2020)

Mental Well Being (June 2020)

Guidance for Pregnant Mothers (March 2020)

Covid-19 and Breastfeeding (April 2020)

Guidance for People Living with Diabetes English/Maltese (April 2020)

Guidance for People Living with Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure (May 2020)

Covid-19 Outbreak - Recommendations for Good Practice for Cancer Patients, Survivors and Their Caregivers (November 2020)

Other Guidance

Guidelines for Animal Sanctuaries (July 2020)

Guidance for Domestic Waste During Covid-19 English/Maltese (May 2020)

Covid-19 Guidelines for Pets and Other Animals (November 2020)

Legal Notices

LN185 of 2021 - Repealing Regulations, 2021 English/Maltese

LN184 of 2021 - Closure of Places Open to the Public  (Amendment No.3) Regulations, 2021 English/Maltese

LN183 of 2021 - Groups of Persons in Residential Properties (Amendment No.4) Regulations, 2021 English/Maltese

LN182 of 2021 - Number of Persons in Public Spaces (Amendment No.3) Regulations, 2021 English/Maltese

LN157 of 2021 - Groups of Persons in Residential Properties (Amendment no.3) Regulations, 2021 English/Maltese

LN101 of 2021 - Closure of Places Open to the Public (Amendment) Order, 2021 English/Maltese

LN97 of 2021 - Closure of Schools Order 2021 English/Maltese

LN94 of 2021 - Enforcement of The Order Relating to the Closure of Places Open to the Public Regulations, 2021 English/Maltese

LN93 of 2021 - Organised Sport Activities Regulations English/Maltese

LN 92 of 2021 - Closure of Food and Drink Outlets (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2021 English/Maltese

LN91 of 2021 - Enforcement of The Order Relating to the Closure of Non-Essential Outlets and Outlets Providing Non-Essential Services Regulations, 2021 English/Maltese

LN 90 of 2021 - Closure of Non-Essential Outlets and Outlets Providing Non-Essential Services Order, 2021 English/Maltese

LN89 of 2021 - Number of Persons in Public Spaces (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 English/Maltese

LN88 of 2021 - Organised Mass Events (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 English/Maltese

LN87 of 2021 - Closure of Places Open to the Public Order, 2021 - English/Maltese

LN86 of 2021 - Essential Travel Between Malta and Gozo Order, 2021 English/Maltese

LN82 of 2021 - Mandatory Use of Medical or Cloth Masks (Amendment) Regulations 2021 English/Maltese

LN76 of 2021 - Contact Sports Regulations English/Maltese 

LN403 of 2020 - Organised Public Mass Events (Amendment No.5) English/Maltese

LN402 of 2020 - Mandatory Use of Medical or Cloth Masks (Amendment  No.3) English/Maltese

LN244 of 2020 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries)(Amendment) English/Maltese

LN63 of 2020 - Period of Quarantine (Extension of Countries) English/Maltese

LN44 of 2020 - Service of Notice Relating to Enforcement of Quarantine Regulations English/Maltese