Categories of shops to remain closed as of tomorrow announced

The Government of Malta has issued a statement on the Legal Notice regarding the closure of non-essential retail outlets and the closure of outlets providing non-essential services.

As per the order of the Superintendent of Public Health, as from tomorrow Monday 23rd March 2020 at 8am, the closure of all shops whereby their principal business relates to the selling of:

  • Clothing
  • Sportswear
  • Jewellery
  • Hand bags and leather goods
  • Costume jewellery and accessories
  • Footwear
  • Non-prescription eyewear
  • Perfumeries
  • Beauty products
  • Haberdasheries
  • Soft furnishings
  • Household appliances
  • Souvenir shops
  • Discount stores
  • Luggage shops
  • Toy shops
  • Hobby shops
  • Furniture
  • Florists and vaping shops, shall be observed.

The statement says that the decision applies to the above mentioned shops whether operating in shopping malls and/or elsewhere. However these shops may still sell and provide delivery services of their products in the community.

As announced earlier today, Government is also requesting with effect from the said date and time the closure of outlets providing non-essential services, namely hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, spas, nail artists, nail technicians and tattooists.

Fines of €3000 will be imposed each time these new measures are breached.

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