Relaxation of COVID-19 measures

Prime Minister Robert Abela has announced a new set of relaxation of measures coming into force starting from Friday 22 May 2020.

The Prime Minister has announced the relaxation of the following measures, in place for the past two months in order to mitigate the effects of COVID-19:

  • In Mater Dei: more outpatients clinics, more imaging services, an increase in non-urgent operations being done, such as day cases; IVF service to be offered again in MDH; partner of woman giving birth will be allowed in; screening of large intestine to be offered once again
  • Groups of six now allowed in public places instead of four
  • Open-air cinemas now allowed to operate whilst still maintaining social distancing
  • Individual sports, such as tennis, now allowed. Training can be done outside, as long as the group is not larger than six people
  • Funeral mass to be allowed with certain restrictions
  • Restaurants can reopen with a maximum of six tables, as well as measures to ensure distance between tables; restaurants with tables outside can use this facility
  • Hairdressers, barbers, beauticians and nail technicians can reopen whilst following restrictive measures.

The health authorities have explained that this relaxation of measures is being done based on a thorough safety risk assessment.

Publication date: 22/05/2020