COVID-19 | Third set of measures announced by the Government

March 25, 2020 | 2 minute read

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On the 24th March 2020, the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Robert Abela, announced the third set of measures aimed at alleviating the burden which has been created by the coronavirus.

Below you will find details of these measures. More information and clarifications are being sought and we shall keep our website updated with new information.

  1. Full time employees of enterprises operating in sectors that suffered drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic or had to temporarily suspend operations on the order of the Superintendent of Public Health will be entitled to up to five days’ salary based on a monthly wage of €800. This includes all self-employed. Part-time employees will be eligible up to €500 per month. Below please find the section which contains the list of sectors by their NACE code – referred to Annex A.

    With this measure, where the monthly salary exceeds €800, the employer is expected to pay the remaining part up to a monthly salary of at least €1,200, i.e. top up by €400. If an employer is not in a position to sustain the additional payment so that the particular salary reaches at least €1,200, then an agreement has to be reached with the involvement of the unions, the employees and the Department for Industrial and Employment Relations.

  2. Full time employees of enterprises in other adversely effected sectors (please find below the list of sectors by their NACE code – referred to as Annex B), including wholesale, manufacturing and warehousing will be entitled to one day’s salary per week, equivalent to €160 per month. The Prime Minister also mentioned a possibility that this aid could be increased to two days. Part-time employees will be eligible to one day’s salary per week, equivalent to €100 per month.

  3. In the case of Gozo-based enterprises in other adversely effected sectors (Annex B list), the entitlement will be two days’ salary per week equivalent to €320 per month for full-time employees, whilst for part-time employees, the entitlement will be €200 monthly. Annex B contains the list of sectors by NACE.

  4. Self-employed operating their own business pertaining to adversely effected sectors (Annex B), will be entitled to 2 days’ salary per week, equivalent to €320 per month. This will increase to 3 days’ salary, equivalent to €480, for those self-employed businesses who employ staff.

 

Annex A - list of sectors  that suffered drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic or had to temporarily suspend operations.

 

https://covid19.maltaenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Annex-A.pdf

 

Annex B - other adversely effected sectors

 

https://covid19.maltaenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Annex-B.pdf
 

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