As many establishments such as restaurants and nightclubs struggle under the COVID-19 burdens, the authorities’ regulation to allow entrance only for the fully vaccinated has been generally welcomed by most. According to the Malta Chamber of SMEs reported that most of those operating in the entertainment and leisure industry were ‘eager for a relaxation in some pandemic measures.’ Health Minister Chris Fearne also announced that these places will enjoy further easing of social measures due to this.
Times of Malta newsroom was informed that the majority of Paceville clubs are also eager to introduce such measures. Allowing limited entrance to the fully-jabbed might extend their opening hours or even shorten distance between tables. With 90% of the population vaccinated, many owners see this as a positive move as it also helps in dealing with staff shortages and additional costs.
Photo Source: Helena Lopes, Pharmaceutical Technology