Following the closure of the period during which Maltese and Gozitans were able to download the € 100 Government vouchers digitally, wherein 118,000 people downloaded their vouchers, the process of physically distributing the remaining vouchers is now in full swing. 330,000 vouchers will be distributed to people who have not downloaded them online, and as of yesterday, 80,000 vouchers have already been physically distributed.
At a news conference, Economy Minister Silvio Schembri announced details of the second round of vouchers being distributed to all those over the age of sixteen. Vouchers are being delivered by MaltaPost officials at the residences of eligible individuals, wherein presentation of ID card is required. MaltaPost will be leaving a note in the case where there is no one at home to sign for the vouchers, a note which can later be presented at the nearest MaltaPost branch for collection of same vouchers.
In all, there are around 6,500 businesses now accepting vouchers which include 3,800 service shops, just under 2,500 restaurants and accommodations and 172 businesses that receive both types of vouchers. The Minister explained that between the two rounds of vouchers, 690 businesses which started accepting the vouchers, were added.
There were 390 service shops, more than 260 restaurants or accommodation and 40 accepting both types of vouchers. In the first week, more than € 760,000 in red vouchers and € 665,000 in blue vouchers – a total of around 1.5 million euros – were redeemed, a direct injection into the Maltese economy.
One can follow the process obtaining these vouchers on the website https://vouchersmimcol.com. These vouchers can be redeemed as from 7 June until 15 September 2021.