by Dr Carlos Bugeja – Partner
Legal Notice 95 of 2020, published minutes ago, formally brought into law the order for the closure of non-essential retail outlets and outlets providing non-essential services.
The Superintendent of Public Health has ordered that the closure of the following shops, starting 23 March 2020, namely shops whereby their principal business relates to selling of clothing, sportswear, jewellery, hand bags and leather goods,costume jewellery and accessories, footwear, non-prescription eye-wear, perfumeries, beauty products, haberdasheries, soft furnishings,souvenir shops, discount stores, luggage shops, toy shops, hobby shops, furniture shops, florists and vaping shops, whether operating in shopping malls and/or elsewhere.
These shops may still provide delivery services.
This order also extends to hairdressers, barbers, beauticians,spas, nail artists, nail technicians and tattooists.
In the Legal Notice, the Superintendent of Public Health reserved its rights to remove or add other outlets.
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