All social security district offices will be shut down as from Monday 30 March, the government announced on Thursday in a statement in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The government announced that eight servizz.gov and seventeen social security district offices in Malta and two in Gozo will be closed as from Monday 30 March.
The directive will hit the five servizz.gov regional centres in Paola, Birkirkara, Ħal Qormi, Birgu and Qawra; the three specialized centres edu servizz.gov (Floriana), Taxpayer Service servizz.gov and the Family Service Centre servizz.gov.
The social security district offices affected are found in Fgura, Ħal Lija, Ħal Luqa, il-Ħamrun, Ħaż-Żabbar, Ħaż-Żebbuġ, il-Mosta, l-Imsida, in-Naxxar, Raħal Ġdid, San Ġwann, is-Siġġiewi, Tas-Sliema, Valletta, iż-Żejtun, iż-Żurrieq u r-Rabat Malta, as well as in-Nadur and Victoria in Gozo.
Due to the temporary closure of the district offices, the Social Security Department launched a new helpline, 25903000. One may also visit the website and use MyServices.
The services offered by the servizz.gov helpline 153 will remain active between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
On Thursday afternoon, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced two new measures in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus as Malta enters in other phase where local transmission of the virus is set to increase. A total of 134 cases have been confirmed in Malta so far.