Requirements for spectators attending football matches

Football resumes as from next Monday 17th January 2022 with several matches including the match between eternal rivals Valletta and Floriana at the National Stadium, Ta’ Qali at 19:00hrs. 

All supporters who will be watching any match at the different stadia around the island have to produce a valid vaccine certificate issued by the Maltese Authorities.  A valid vaccine certificate is defined as follows:

For Adults aged 18 years and over:

  • primary schedule with last dose administered not more than 3 months previously OR
  • primary schedule and booster with last dose of booster administered not more than 9 months previously

For under 18 years:

  • primary schedule

Exemption of persons and/or categories of persons

The below mentioned persons/categories of persons are exempted as follows:

Children under the age of 12 years

Children under 12 years of age are not required to present a vaccination certificate

Pregnancy

While COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, can be given at any time in pregnancy, in low risk situations some women may choose to delay vaccination until 12 weeks of gestation, though they should aim for vaccination as soon as possible thereafter.

In view of this, pregnant women up to 16 weeks gestation who have delayed receiving their booster due to early pregnancy will be allowed entry to the stadium if they present a recognised vaccine certificate documenting that they have received the primary schedule of COVID vaccination (even if the last dose of primary vaccination has been administered more than 3 months previously) together with an antenatal card/ doctor’s certificate confirming the dates of their pregnancy.

Persons testing positive

In the case of persons unable to take their booster because they tested positive for COVID-19 in the recent past, such persons will be allowed entry to the stadium if they present a recognised vaccine certificate documenting that they have received the primary schedule of COVID vaccination (even if the last dose has been administered more than 3 months before) together with their positive COVID-19 test result from a licenced laboratory or registered swabbing centre dated no more than 6 weeks prior.

Medical conditions

The only exempted supporters are those in possession of an authorised letter by the Superintendent of Public Health which states that the first dose of vaccine caused immediate severe anaphylaxis requiring medical treatment. 

Please refer to: https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Documents/mitigation-conditions-and-guidances/Standards-for-entry-to-establishments-and-events_13Jan22.pdf

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