MPO Statement – 17th March 2021
Health authorities have placed several members of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in mandatory quarantine as a precautionary measure in line with a risk assessment after three cases of COVID-19 within the orchestra.
The MPO has always adhered to all the Department of Public Health’s protocols, as well as followed the Standards for Musicians and Orchestras to safeguard its members’ health and wellbeing.
Additionally, the management and musicians of the orchestra are requested to present PCR test results on a regular basis. This practice was extended to all guest artists and technical crew joining the orchestra.
The well-being of our employees has always been our main priority, even more so throughout the pandemic.
The MPO augurs a speedy recovery to its employees, while hoping to resume its operations as soon as possible, in liaison with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Health and the Department of Public Health.