New Standards for Gatherings & Events

31/07/2020
New Standards for Gatherings & Events

 

The following standards and supporting documentation are being issued under the Public Health Act Chapter 465 of the Laws of Malta.

These Standards cover Gatherings and Events.  By definition, a gathering is a planned or spontaneous event which may take place indoors or outdoors. The number of participants can vary from a small number of persons to several hundreds or thousands in attendance. Gatherings come in many forms such as community events, concerts, festivals, conferences, exhibitions, parades, processions, weddings, parties or sporting events.

All those who plan to organise Gatherings and Events shall henceforth be bound to observe the Standards set out in the Document entitled “Standards Gatherings and Mass Events” which is available for download via the link.  Applicants are encouraged to download and familiarize themselves with this Standards Document in view of the responsibilities and obligations which it poses on them as organisers.

An integral component of this process involves self-assessment.  There are two self-assessment tools which are required to be completed by organisers of gatherings and events.

The first is the Risk Assessment Scoring Tool which is to be downloaded and completed for onward transmission to the following email address: riskdepository@visitmalta.com

The Risk Assessment Scoring Tool has its inbuilt scoring system and will assign a score on the basis of which the following Risk Classification will emerge:

It is on the basis of this Risk Classification that a decision on whether the event is permitted to be held or not is taken.  MTA reserves the right to object to any application.

Also available for download for Self-Completion is a checklist entitled “Gatherings and Events Checklist”.  Organisers are required to fill in this form and submit it together with the Risk Assessment Form to riskdepository@visitmalta.com

This checklist shall also be used by MTA and Health Authority Officials inspecting the event while it is taking place.


Downloads:


Information Meeting held on 03/08/2020: