Legal notice expected to be extended – reports

The legal notice, that states that all bars and clubs should remain closed, is expected to be extended beyond 1 January.  This was revealed by Times of Malta.

The legal notice has already been extended earlier this month. Bars and clubs have been shut since the end of October. The re-opening was planned for the beginning of December. However, Prime Minister Robert Abela on 25 November announced that the ban will be extended.

Bars and social clubs will remain closed – Prime Minister
Bars and social clubs will remain closed – Prime Minister

Members of the Chamber for SMEs left in the dark

According to comments by Philip Fenech , from the Chamber for SMEs, “All owners are asking me the same thing, whether they will be able to open on January 1 or if they will face yet another extension to remain closed.”

Fenech said that owners are anxious since re-opening requires planning, “Some venues would need to re-stock and needed time to prepare.”

Questions sent to the Ministry of Health were still not replied at the time of publishing.