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COVID-19: Prevention & Attention

St John Malta escalates efforts in fight against COVID-19… read more.


First Aid, Appointed Person for First Aid  & Fire Warden Certificates

St John Training and St John Rescue Corps have suspended all training courses following directives issued by the local authorities regarding the closure of educational institutions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are therefore unable to support organisations to certify or re-certify employees as first aiders, appointed persons for first aid and fire wardens.

In consultation with the Occupational Health & Safety Authority, we are extending the validity of all certificates (First Aid, Emergency First Aid, Basic Fire Awareness and Fire Warden) for as long as the current situation persists. The certificates expiring after the 13th March 2020 will remain valid until the current COVID-19 crisis is over. 


COVID-19: Prevention & Attention

What are the signs and symptoms

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing (severe cases)

Get medical attention immediately if you feel such symptoms – Call 111.

This list is not all inclusive. Please seek medical advice for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.


Basic everyday precautions to avoid infection

  • Avoid people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and seek medical advice. Do not go to health centres, hospital emergency department or doctors’ clinics if you feel COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Avoid touching surfaces in public places (like elevator buttons and door handles).
  • At home or workplace, clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g. tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and dispose of it immediately. Wash your hands straight after.
  • If you do not have a tissue cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.


Important numbers to note

  • If you feel COVID-19 symptoms or need information – Call 111 or 2132 4086
  • Maltese residents abroad who need to return to Malta – Call 2204 2200
  • Persons in mandatory quarantine requiring food or medicine – Call 2141 1411
  • Helpline for persons aged 60+ requiring meals, medicines and foodstuffs – Call 2590 3030
  • For education-related advice – Call 2598 1000
  • If you work in the gaming industry and have questions – Call 2546 9111
  • If you are a tourist or have questions related to the hotel sector – Call  2169 2447
  • If you want to report quarantine abuse – Call 2169 2447


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