GFA notice regarding COVID-19

by | Mar 11, 2020 | Fixtures, News

GFA Notice issued today (11/3/2020) by Secretary Tony Grech:


All matches suspended

As you are all aware Malta has registered its first COVID-19 positive patients.  This was not unexpected as it was only a matter of time.  The GFA’s primary concern continues to be the safety of the players, staff and spectators.

We are actively following the directives issued by the Department of Health and in close contact with the relative authorities.  Following the decisions taken, all GFA organised matches will take place as normal.  However, the maximum allowed capacity at our stadiums will not exceed 2,000 spectators. We will be programming our electronic ticketing system to ensure compliance. Kindly come early to the Stadium as entrance will not be allowed once the maximum number is reached. Spectators are also advised to follow general hygiene guidelines. (Learn more)

It is also advisable that vulnerable people watch Gozo Stadium matches live through live streaming on the YouTube channel.

The GFA Council urges people to remain calm, not to spread misinformation and obey directives issued by the Government.

The GFA will comply with directives given by the Department of Health. We will be following these guidelines

We would like to remind you (and ask you to relate this to all your members and staff) to take the necessary precautions for the prevention of respiratory infections:

  • Clean: Clean hands often by washing with soap and water or using alcohol hand rub.
  • Contain: Contain germs by staying at home if unwell; do not go to work or school until one is better. Do not visit patients in the hospital if you are sick.
  • Cover: Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze into bare hands. Bin used tissues immediately. Do not leave tissues running around.
  • Do not sneeze or cough into your hands as you may contaminate objects or people that you touch.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Ensure that dressing rooms are aired and cleaned regularly with the appropriate solutions and refrain from consuming food inside the dressing rooms.
  • Avoid skin contact such as handshakes or embracing as a greeting.

Last updated: 11/03/2020 11:59pm



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