In a press statement published earlier today the Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) said that it has received information indicating that some are organizing parties that will be held over the coming weekend, particularly related to Halloween.
The MUT added that while it understands that where possible we should continue to seek normalcy in activities for both adults, young people and children, the union is deeply concerned about situations where groups of children, young people and adults not living in the same home will be meeting and participating in these events.
The union feels that this is a situation that needs to be addressed because it is clear that the risks of the virus spreading during such parties are great and could lead to the loss of the great efforts being made in schools. The pandemic needs to be curbed and this cannot be done without the efforts and responsibility of the whole society at all times.
Therefore, the statement concluded, that while the MUT calls on everyone to avoid such activities, it is also calling on the health authorities to give clear directions on this.