Parents who work in the private sector and have children who are younger than 16 will be given a benefit if they are unable to work from home. This applies only if they have to take unpaid leave in order to take care of their children as a result of the closure of schools.
Businesses which have been ordered to shut down after the restrictions announced last week will be given the COVID Wage Supplement even if they were not benefitting from it before.
The Government has announced a recovery plan for Malta amounting to €900 million. This aims to help the economy recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought several businesses to a standstill.
The Superintendent of Public Health has ordered certain groups of people not to leave their homes. Should these people be employed in the private sector and are not able to work from home, they are entitled to a medical benefit.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt worldwide. The Government of Malta has reacted by announcing a number of fiscal and social measures aimed to mitigate these effects on businesses and the self-employed.