Following the announcement by the Health Authorities, terminating various measures intended to curtail the spread of COVID-19, individuals who come into contact with a person infected with COVID-19 are no longer required to stay in quarantine. Following this development, Malta Enterprise will from 2nd May 2022 seize to provide assistance through the Quarantine Leave scheme.
Individuals who have been ordered to stay in quarantine by the Health Authorities by latest 1st May 2022 are still eligible to apply for support through the Quarantine Leave Scheme. These individuals must submit their application to the Corporation within 30 days from the date they commenced their quarantine and must present the letter sent to them by the Health Authorities with their application.
The support through the scheme caters for the 7-day quarantine period at the rate of €175 and 10-day quarantine period at the rate of €250. In the case of 14-day quarantine periods the assistance shall be retained at €350.
- Employers who have or had a member of their staff (including themselves) on mandatory quarantine leave in accordance with the directives of the Superintendent of Public Health are entitled to a one-off lump sum grant of €350.
- The grant is only applicable for members of staff who had to quarantine themselves in view of possible contact with individuals who were directly at risk of infection, such as living in the same dwelling or in the same workplace.
- This measure only covers grants for full-time employees.
Applications need to be submitted within 30 DAYS from the start of the quarantine of the individual. Applications are to be submitted by the employer in the attached form: