Mitigation Measures

COVID-19 permissible activities

As the COVID-19 situation in Malta is gradually improving, this has led to the release of certain measures.             

Outlined below are the permissible activities with the dates from when they come into effect.

With effect from 24th May 2021

  • Groups of 4 people from different households are allowed to gather together in public
  • People from 4 different households can meet together in a private residence
  • Restaurants and snack bars can open till midnight
  • 4 people are allowed to sit together in a restaurant or snack bar
  • Swimming pools will reopen to the public till 8.00pm, but activities are not allowed
  • Gyms and fitness centres will reopen, but classes are not allowed
  • Day centres will reopen
  • Contact sport training for persons aged 17+ will continue
  • Non-contact sports competitions will continue, without spectators

With effect from the 1st June 2021

  • Seated weddings will continue according to the protocol announced
  • English schools will reopen on campus
  • Masks on the beach will be recommended but not mandatory

With effect from the 7th June 2021

  • Groups of 6 people from different households are allowed to gather together in public
  • The number of persons permitted on the same table in restaurants and snack bars will increase to 6
  • Cinemas and theatres will reopen
  • Bars and clubs (każini) can open till midnight with clients seated
  • Gaming and betting establishments will reopen
  • Contact sports and te​am sports competitions for persons aged 17+ will continue, without spectators

With effect from the 28th June 2021

  • Contact sport permissible for under 17 years
  • Fitness classes can operate as per standards
  • Opening hours of bars, restaurants and każini will be extended to 2am if license permits
  • Water parks will open according to standards
  • All types of boats can operate with 65% occupancy

With effect from the 1st July 2021

  • Removal of mask in public spaces for vaccinated people, either if they are alone or with another vaccinated person.  
  • Children under 12 can remove their mask if they are with a vaccinated adult.                                                                   

For detailed information regarding mandatory standards and guidance, kindly find them below.​

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

COVID-19 Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Data Protection Policy​
Privacy Policy
Digital Certificate Privacy Policy​

Mandatory Standards and Guidance Documents​​

Guidelines for the Education Sector up to Secondary Schools​ (v1.1, September 2021)

Standards for Quarantine of Travellers entering the Maltese Islands​ (17 September 2021)

Guidelines to the Educational Sector for Post-Secondary Schools/Institutions and Tertiary Institutions in Malta and Gozo​ (September 2021)

Standards for Safer Events in Enclosed Areas​​ (14 September 2021) – Risk Assessment Scoring Tool

Standards for Quarantine of Unvaccinated Travellers Entering the Maltese Islands​​​ ​(July 2021)

Standards for the Use of Face Masks and Visors​ (July 2021)​

Standards for safer organised controlled events taking place in an enclosed area​​ (July 2021)

Guidelines for Summer Schools​​ (July 2021)​

Standards for Restaurants, Pools and Hotel Accommodation​ (June 2021)

Standards for Bars, Clubs and Similar Establishments​ (June 2021)

Standards for Passenger Transport Services​ ( June 2021)

Standards and Guidelines for Gymnasiums and Fitness Centres​​ (June 2021)

Standards and Guidance for Water Fun Parks (June 2021)

Mandatory Standards for Sports Activities​​​​​ (June 2021)​

Standards for Safer Events in Enclosed Areas (15 June 2021) – Risk Assessment Scoring Tool​

Standards and Guidelines for Casinos, Gaming, Betting Shops and Bingo Halls​ (June 2021)

Standards for English Language Teaching Schools​​ (26th May 2021)​​

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

Standards and Guidance for Wedding Receptions​ (June 2021)

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 Adult Learning Activities​ (June 2021) 

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

Advice and Guidelines for Educational Sector​​ for the RE-opening of Primary and Secondary Schools​​​ (26th May 2021) 

Standards and Guidance for Examinations​ (9th April 2021)​

​Standards and Guidance for Faith-based Places of Worship and Services​​ (June 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​​​​​ (May 2021)​​​

​​​​Standards for Gatherings and Mass Events English/Maltese​ (November 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 Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (June 2020)​

Standards for Cinemas and Theatres​​ (June 2021) ​​​​

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

Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Spas and Saunas​ (June 2020)

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)


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

Guidance for Offices and Workspaces​​ (September 2021)

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

LN299 of 2021 – Closure of English Language Teaching Schools Orders, 2021 English

LN229 of 2021 – Conditions to be imposed on Persons Travelling to and from Malta, 2021 English

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