Addressing a press conference, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that data will be acquired as the first school term progresses to check on the epidemiological situation. As of yet, kids are still required to use masks but the data will be analysed to check whether masks could be removed after the first term ends. Whilst positive cases still require the child and the parents to quarantine for 14 days, the direct contacts of the positive case who have been fully vaccinated may quarantine for 7 days instead of a full two-weeks.
In terms of certificates, Fearne announced that, starting today, a vaccine certificate will be issued to those people who received their first jab in a EU country or the UK and then received their second jab in Malta. This changes today as, upon application, this certificate will be given to these individuals. This also means that these people will be able to access all the activities which require full vaccination certification as the health authorities were not in a position to do so before today.