Updated COVID-19 Protocols for Malta’s 2021-2022 School Year

Minister for Education Justyne Caruana announced an update to the COVID-19 protocols for Malta’s schools. The measures apply for the 2021-2022 scholastic year, but some might be amended depending on the situation at the time. 


  • Schools are set to reopen on 28 September
  • Covid-19 vaccine is not mandatory for students or staff 
  • Students must wear face masks in class, regardless of vaccination status
  • Kindergarten students can remove their mask while in their bubble. Social distancing is recommended but will not be enforced.
  • Kindergarten assistants and LSEs must wear a mask and a visor.
  • Students in Year 8 and below need to sit 1.5m apart
  • Students in Year 9 and above must be seated 1m apart
  • School assembly can be held with social distancing and bubbles
  • Special activities, such as children’s birthday celebrations can be held
  • Parents cannot attend events or activities at school (this might change if restrictions ease)
  • Physical education lessons, fieldwork and lab work can return but in social bubbles
  • Tuck shops can open but they can only sell pre-packaged food
  • Virtual lessons can be held when needed

What do you think of these updated measures?

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