After almost two years of COVID-19 restrictions hindering us from celebrating every event in proper Maltese fashion, it finally looks like restrictions may ease before Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne has announced the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions, and it’s giving us some much needed-hope!
Here’s a breakdown of all the newest restrictions:
No more social distancing in venues hosting up to 300 people, as long as all attendants are seated, vaccinated, and masked. The staff members of these establishments are also included, meaning they must also be vaccinated.
Soon-to-be-brides - your prayers have been answered! Good news for restaurants, kazini and weddings, as restrictions will hopefully ease for standing events too from mid-November, so keep your fingers crossed.
Aside from the easing of restrictions, an update on booster shots was also given during the live stream. The booster shot has already been administered to two-thirds of elderly home residents over the age of 70, so if you’re over the age of 70, expect an invitation for the booster in the next couple of weeks.
From 15th November, first responders, health care workers, pharmacists, teachers, and those living in institutions will receive their jab too.
As long as the COVID-19 situation remains stable, it looks like we will be returning to near normality before the Christmas celebrations!
Are you ready to pop that champagne?