More good news coming in on vaccines

Ema said AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford have submitted a formal offer to authorize their coronavirus vaccine and that a decision could be taken by January 29. Malta has order over 1 million doses of AstraZenca’s vaccine.  

Malta’s COVID-19 Amber list extended to 42 countries

Any traveller from these countries will have to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test performed no longer than 72 hours prior to their arrival. Those who fail to do so could be submitted to testing in Malta and may also have to quarantine. The countries that made it in...

Germany’s vaccine distribution strategy

Preparations for the distribution of the covid-19 vaccine are taking a very definite shape in Germany. The idea is that when the vaccine arrives, everything is ready to start a phased plan to provide it to the population gradually. “The aim is to make safe...

Pfizer anti – Covid vaccine is 90% effective

An anti-Covid vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was found to be effective in preventing infections in 90 percent of the patience during Phase 3 of the trial, which is still ongoing. This was announced by Pfizer president Albert Bourla on the 9th...

How does one dispose of a face mask?

Different germs can survive on a used mask for different periods of time. Viruses can survive for a few hours up to a few days on masks. Used single-use masks should be binned immediately after use. Always wash your hands before wearing and after taking off a mask....

COVID-19 vaccine update 30 October 2020

Who are the front-runners? As the coronavirus continues its grip on the world, scientists across the globe are working to find a viable vaccine. Several candidates are in the final stages of testing, but researchers warn it could still take years. Just after...

FFP Face Mask Standards

The FFP standards are mechanical filter standards used for protective respirator masks certified by the European Union. FFP-standard filters serve to protect against particulates such as dust particles, droplets, and aerosols.The EN 149 standard defines three classes...

General Information on COVID-19

Coronaviruses are viruses which cause respiratory symptoms ranging from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). They are a family of viruses which are present both in...

Protecting Yourself & Others

How do I protect myself and others from Coronavirus? – AVOID going to crowded places and maintain a distance of 2 metres from others – CLEAN: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and if not available, use alcohol-based  ​    hand...

COVID Alert Malta App

Link to Download COVID Alert Malta App  https://covidalert.gov.mt/ What is COVID Alert Malta? COVID Alert Malta is an app that helps us fight the COVID-19 epidemic The app aims to notify users at risk of having been exposed to the virus as early as possible – even...

Travelling to Malta update 16/10/2020

Malta International Airport reopened on July 1, 2020 and commercial flights to and from Malta resumed from that date. Certain restrictions may apply, depending on whether the traveller is coming from a country that is included on the Green, Amber or Red list, as...

The correct procedure to wear a face mask

The correct procedure to wear and remove a mask must be followed: • Before putting on a mask, clean your hands with soap and running water or an alcohol-based hand rub (minimum 70% alcohol). • Cover your nose, mouth and chin with the mask. • Avoid touching the mask...

Public Health advice regarding masks in Malta

Public Health Authorities are advising individuals who are not ill to wear a face mask or visor when entering closed spaces. Customers and staff in retail outlets, banks, in port terminals, on Gozo ferry and on public transport are required to wear a mask or a visor....

How does COVID-19 spread?

Current information suggests that the two main routes of transmission of the COVID-19 virus are respiratory droplets and physical contact with contaminated surfaces. Respiratory droplets are generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, and possibly also...

Mandatory Standards and Guidances in Malta

​As COVID-19 restrictions are gradually relaxed, employers and workers must work together to adapt and promote safe work practices consistent with advice from public health authorities and to ensure that premises are ready for the social distancing and correct hygiene...

Masks at work. Which ones to wear

The government, the social partners, and trade associations have agreed on safety measures that provide for the separation and adoption of personal protective equipment. These include masks. During these months of coronavirus alert, we have learned to familiarise...

Mask in class

  The mask in the classroom is one of the most discussed topics of the last few hours in school. What should you do when you return to class? According to the latest indications, the mask can be lowered sitting at the desk if there is a distance of one metre...
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