The much anticipated day on which people can stop wearing masks in public at all times has finally arrived.
From today, anyone who is fully vaccinated can remove their mask in public spaces, provided that they are not part of a group of more than two individuals.
The obligation to wear face masks at all times when in public spaces is the latest COVID-19 measure to be relaxed as Malta continues on its path to normality following the pandemic.
Anyone walking outside without a mask will need to be able to show that they are fully vaccinated by presenting their vaccine certificate when asked to do so.
Children under the age of 12 who haven’t yet been vaccinated may also remove their masks, provided that they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
The lifting of the obligation to wear face masks follows the relaxation of a number of other measures earlier this week.
In fact from last Monday, contact sports for under-17s have been allowed to resume, as have fitness classes.
Bars, restaurants and band clubs will be able to remain open up until 2am, provided that this is permitted by their license.
Visitation hours at Mater Dei Hospital have also been extended from this week with people able to visit friends and family in hospital between 11:30am and 1pm and 3pm and 8pm.
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