Government to extend financial support to bars and clubs by the end of March

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In view of the fact that commercial establishments such as bars and clubs will remain closed until the end of March due to restrictions related to COVID-19, the Government will be increasing the financial assistance that will cover the the period from 28 October 2020 to 31 March 2021.

This was announced by the Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo at the annual general meeting of the Band Clubs Association.

Where previously those falling under Category A, ie commercial bars would have received € 2,870, now these same owners will be receiving additional aid of € 717. In total, the bars will receive a payment of € 3,587 covering the period from October 28, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Those who fall under Category B, ie for each bar that forms part of a club would have received € 1,860, now these same owners will be receiving an additional aid of € 465. In total, each bar that is part of a club will be receiving a payment of € 2,325 covering the period between October 28, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

Finally, those who fall under Category C, ie for each non-political organization that would have received € 1,260, now these same owners will be receiving an additional aid of € 315. In total, each non-political organization will receive a payment of € 1,575 covering the period from October 28 to March 31, 2021.

Minister Bartolo pointed out that the parties concerned can apply for this scheme from 1 to 15 March 2021 by calling the Malta Tourism Authority on 22915000 or sending an email to bscheme @ visitmalta. com.

Those who do not have electronic access, can call the above number and make an appointment with an employee of the Malta Tourism Authority.

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