COVID-19 – Standards for Cinemas and Theatres

The following standards are issued under the Public Health Act Chapter 465 of the Laws of
Malta and require strict adherence. Failure to adhere to these conditions will result in
enforcement procedures, as provided by the Act and the subsidiary legislation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been leaving a mark on the world, with a great toll on health,
economies, and society in general. Consistent use of a variety of public health measures have
helped to control the pandemic. The drive for vaccination with booster along with the nonpharmaceutical measures in place, are crucial to control and retain a stable situation and
prevent acute hospitalisations, ITU admissions and COVID-related deaths.

Cinemas and theatres are expected to take care of the health, safety and welfare of workers,
contractors, delivery persons, clients and patrons. This includes providing and maintaining an
environment that minimises risk to health and safety. Cinemas and theatres must minimise
the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by taking reasonable and practical measures to mitigate risk.

Click here for the full list of standards to be observed in licensed cinemas and theatres