Although nothing has been confirmed yet, the health authorities do plan on allowing restaurants to reopen by mid-May, whilst bars and band clubs will remain shut.
Several sources have shared that the authorities plan a staged approach, reportedly opening restaurants in the first weeks of May and then assessing the impact on infections before reopening bars.
Meanwhile, the government has already outlined that the Maltese Islands will be welcoming back tourists as of June 1 – and if bars are back in business by then, it will be the first time since October.
This news comes after the health authorities justified that keeping bars closed was crucial to avoid the spread of COVID-19, which is fairly higher in less controlled settings.
Elsewhere, the government has officially published reopening dates for up to April 26, mostly centering around non-essential shops and service providers. Weddings were also said to resume from June 1, but this is yet to be confirmed.
The exact dates for the reopening of restaurants are also yet to be announced.