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Food Handlers


Those engaged in the preparation, manufacturing, and treatment of a food business and who handle or prepare food intended for human consumption, in terms of the Food Safety Act and Subsidiary Legislation 449.27

All the requested health screening should be carried out at a local private clinic.

1. Application form
Section A : PERSONAL INFORMATON
All the information is to be filled in by the Employer or Employee and signed by BOTH. 

Section: B & C: HEALTH SCREENING & INFORMATION FOR MEDICAL DOCTORS 
All the information is to be filled in by a Local Private Medical Doctor.

Section D: APPLICANT’S DECLARATION
Signed by the applicant and dated.

It is important that all fields of the application form are duly and legibly filled, signed, dated and submitted by the employer to workpermit.idcu@gov.mt for processing.

2. Health Screenings requirements.
a)  Chest X Ray
 • Chest X Ray is required for applicants who were born or have lived for 6 months or more in a country reported as high-risk for tuberculosis - (list attached​) 

 • Chest X-Rays need to be taken within the last 6 weeks from the date of this application.

Applicants who are changing jobs do not need to repeat the Chest X Ray if this was taken locally less than a year ago. If Chest X Ray was taken more than 1 year ago, a repeat of Chest X Ray is required. 

If results show any abnormalities, a copy of the Chest X Ray report needs to be attached with the application form. 

b) 
Blood Tests – (to be taken before the administration of the vaccines)
•  Measles Antibody titre result (IgG measles)- All employees must present blood test for IgG Measles. This can be omitted if employee received Measles vaccines in Malta. Should the IgG Measles show low immunity, it is strongly recommended for the applicant to receive a booster of Measles vaccination. Vaccinations taken from any other countries are no longer accepted for processing.


c) Vaccines 
For more information regarding the vaccination schedules please access through the following link here. (Vaccines (gov.mt) 


Hepatitis A and Typhoid:
 • Hepatitis A: Kindly follow vaccination schedule as listed on the applicant’s form.

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Typhoid: Kindly note that this vaccine needs to be repeated every 3 years.

Measles and Polio:
All employees must present blood test for IgG Measles. This can be omitted if employee received Measles vaccines in Malta. 
Should the IgG Measles show low immunity, it is strongly recommended for the applicant to receive  a booster of Measles vaccination. 
All employees (irrespective of the job applying for) are required to take 1 dose of Polio vaccination in Malta.

Covid-19:
If COVID-19 vaccine was received, to tick the respective box accordingly.


Application​​ ​