The Maltese Authorities have announced that as from next Monday relatives of the elderly at St Vincent De Paule’s residence can start visiting their loved ones, with certain mitigation measures which will be in place.
Minister Michael Falzon has said that after Monday, there will be a roll-out of this practice in other homes which are owned or managed by the Government, and other private homes for the elderly.
The mitigation measures were taken in close collaboration with Public Health Authorities.
Contrary to before, there will now be specific visiting points where these visits will take place, and visits have to be booked or reserved, at least two days before, and will be limited to 15 minutes per visit.
Moreover, each senior citizen cannot have more than 4 people visiting at one point, and each of these visitors have to wear a protective face mask, while visits will be held behind perspex.
Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Parnis also said that there will be shuttle services within St Vincent de Paule to take the visitors to the visiting spots, after they park in a specific parking area. This is being done since St Vincent de Paule hosts over 1,000 people.