Malta is slowly returning to normality!

As from Friday 22nd May 2020, the Government of Malta is giving the green light to barbers, hairdressers, nail artists and technicians, beauty salons, hotels, restaurants and snack bars to resume their regular business activities. Outdoor cinemas, outdoor pools, and individual/non-contact sports such as tennis will also resume as from Friday 22nd May 2020 if they all adhere to the specific new guidelines issued by the authorities. The Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Robert Abela announced that the resuming of such services will be part of the country’s ‘transition phase’ of the COVID-19.

"The Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Robert Abela announced that the resuming of such services will be part of the country’s ‘transition phase’ of the COVID-19."

However, having your nails done, having your hair cut, sunbathing or dining at a restaurant will be somewhat different to what we were used to a few weeks ago. For every service, there are new guidelines devoted to procedures and also hygiene rules that everyone must comply with in order to ensure social distancing, enhancing hygienic practices and to try and minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus as much as possible. 

The Minister of Health, Dr Chris Fearne has also announced that certain services at Mater Dei Hospital and other primary healthcare institutions will start being offered again. Such services include the medical centres, diabetic clinic, cardiology clinic and well-baby clinics. As of Friday 22nd May, there will also be an increase of outpatient clinics, increase in CT scans, MRISs and X-Rays, IVF Services, increase in colon cancer screening and orthopedic, eye and gynaecological surgeries will also resume. 

Sources: 

Times of Malta

Malta Today

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