Police no longer to carry out restaurant inspections

Inspections to be carried out by MTA officials

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Police will no longer carry out inspections in restaurants and other catering establishments to ensure that these are abiding by the Covid-19 restrictions. These inspections will solely be carried out by the Malta Tourism Authority officials.

A letter sent to police by Commissioner Angelo Gafà, which was seen by this newsroom, says that police are now to enforce the proper wearing of masks and groups being limited to six persons. The rest will be the MTA’s responsibility.

Whenever police officials are told of an establishment which is breaking one of the legal notices in place, they are to report this to the MTA.

More Covid-19 restrictions were introduced last week, the latest ones being the closure of bars and band clubs for a month and the limit of six persons in public places, rather than ten. Apart from this, snack bars and kiosks may remain open, however they are prohibited from selling or providing any alcoholic beverage to clients. They are also to close between 11pm and 5am.