Details for relatives who live with people under lockdown

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Prof. Charmaine Gauci announced that an email address is to be published soon. This email address is for those who need to apply for permission to not remain in lockdown. Prof. Gauci said that this measure applies for those that live in the same residence along with people over 65 years old, or with chronic health issues.

A number of people have been asking whether they are entitled to Quarantine Leave due to them living with those who have been put on lockdown.

Prof. Gauci said that this also applies for those who do not have anyone that can purchase essentials for them. She explained that the message this measure is bringing across is for those who live around the most vulnerable to only conduct their necessary affairs, which are work, grocery shopping and obtaining medication.

She also stressed that places of work should adapt to the circumstances by encouraging teleworking.

Prof. Gauci went on to say that there will be a board that evaluates each person’s case individually. For those that do not have access to email, they may dial 111.

These details were announced during today’s press conference. Another 5 new coronavirus cases have been announced.