Mini Budget to help boost the economy

In an effort to safeguard Malta and reduce the spread of coronavirus, the government has announced strict rules for businesses moving forward. These include:

  • Establishments which are permitted to open must ensure that the maximum capacity of persons is 1 person per 6 square metres of accessible floor space and in the case of outdoor establishment this is reduced to 4 square metres.
  • Bars, clubs and similar establishments are allowed to operate on a sit-down at table basis only (up to 6 persons per table), with orders taken at table. Distance between tables must be kept at a minimum of 2 metres in all directions. Strict regulations set by the Superintendent of Public Health, must be adhered to.
  • Catering establishments shall open for service to clients seated at tables only. Strict regulations set by the Superintendent of Public Health, must be adhered to.
  • Businesses which have means to work from home may continue to do so with support from the government (see remote working policies).
  • Shops which provide delivery service, postal services, food stores and essential shops are to continue their service through a no-contact manner, as much as possible.
  • Businesses that have had to close following the issuance of Legal Notices will receive the wage supplement at the full rate.


"According to our experience, E&S Consultancy team is made up of well-trained and skilled professionals who are always there to satisfy your business needs with reference to Maltase law. Their work is well organized and carried out in a precise and timely manner. I look forward to continuing my cooperation with E&S Consultancy."

Giorgio Crotta & Marco Compagnino - FIDINAM & Partners