COVID-19 | Stay Home. Save Lives

Let's fight the Corona Virus together! is bringing you the latest information regarding COVID-19 and tips on how to stay safe.

Having these symptoms?



Common Symptoms
  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Dry cough
Some people may experience
  • Aches and pains
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhoea

On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate. Seek medical attention if you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing. Call ahead.

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Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow advice provided by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • If you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance.
  • Follow the directions of HPA.
  • Stay home.

Avoiding unneeded visits to medical facilities allows healthcare systems to operate more effectively, therefore protecting you and others.

Police and Emergencies

  • If you need to go out of your house due to any basic necessity, you can obtain permission from the Maldives Police Service through this link.
  • One person from each household is allowed to go out for one hour once every 3 days to buy basic necessities. However, before going out, you're required to obtain permission from the police, using the portal given above. Furthermore, you are only allowed to go out within your designated zone.
  • To report any crime, use the following link.
  • Register your household with the government and inform them of any person with special needs in your house using the following link.

Practice caution while handling delivery items!

  • When possible use cashless transactions.
    Hint: You can check the payment methods available from each restaurants's page.
  • Set a chair or table to leave the deliveries.
  • Once the delivery is received, remove from the external packaging (which should be properly disposed) and immediately wash hands with soap and water.
  • Staff with a cough and a fever must not make deliveries or go to work.

Ordering Tips

  • Try to order from places near your house.
  • When ordering from, for those restaurants that offer online bank transfer, you can copy the account number from the restaurant information page.

Need Mental Support?

Several mental health clinics & NGOs in the Maldives are providing free online mental health support during the COVID-19 crisis. Try these services below.

Institute for Mental Well-Being
Providing virtual support.
Call on 3337892, 7897892 or 7226667
Blue Hearts
Online everyday from 14:00 to 22:00 Contact them at,
CyMa Care
Free psychosocial support, online and over the phone. Limited slots per week. Call on 7901920
Book an online theraphy session at Or call 7567030
Maldives Institute for Psychological Services, Training and Research is providing free mental health sessions. Call 7912835 between 13:00 and 14:00 every day for appointments.