€3,000 fine if social distancing is not observed in mass events

The organisers of activities that are caught breaching measures announced by the Health Authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are liable to a fine of €3,000 for every measure that has been breached.

This was announced today in a Legal Notice published by the Government. The Legal Notice explains that every public mass event that is organised has to follow these Regulations:

  • The maximum capacity for those attending should not be less than that of four square metres of space per person for all those attending organised mass events;
  • Those attending may gather in groups of not more than ten persons and each person has to have two metres of social distancing from other persons and this should be maintained for groups of ten persons and others;
  • Every public mass event organised that exceeds the capacity of 100 persons in attendance will require the submitting of a prescribed form in which the organiser analyses all risks and is to be submitted to the Malta Tourism Authority and the event may only be organised after the risk analysis form has been approved by the Authority.

Event organisers that fail to honour these obligations will be guilty of an offence and if found guilty, may be penalised €3,000 for every regulation breached.

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