Shops Openning Hours

September 28, 2014

A document released for consultation indicates that all shops currently not allowed to open on Sunday will be allowed to do so between 6am and 5pm provided that they remain closed on another day chosen by shop owners. The document proposes that all shops be permitted to open on public holidays except Good Friday. The recommendations also include permitting all shops to remain open during Carnival and Easter Sunday. All shops will be given the possibility to extend their business hours up to 10pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Grocers and supermarkets will be allowed to open on Sundays in non-tourist localities from 6am to 1pm, just like other shops selling essential items without the need to close on another day.  More flexibility in shops opening hours will retain parameters in order to protect workers’ rights.  Document attached https://meib.gov.mt/en/public_consultation/Documents/Shop%20Opening%20Hours%20Reform.pdf Suggestions should be submitted by October 24 on [email protected]