Some massage parlors and spas could open again across Thailand on June 1st but will have to observe strict limitations on the services they offer.
The Thai Government announced last week that it will implement “phase three” of the easing of lockdown restrictions by allowing “slightly risky” businesses to reopen.
Among these businesses are massage parlors and spas, where employees have struggled to get any income since they were closed down due to ineligibility for the government’s 5,000 baht cash handout.
Massage types being considered for reopening include traditional Thai massage places that offer foot and leg massages. Head, shoulders, and other types of massage involving the upper body may remain off-limits for now.
Should massage parlors be listed as part of the next stage of reopenings, they will need to ensure social distancing is observed between clients and will be regularly checked for violations.
Other businesses under consideration for the next phase of openings include amusement parks, stadiums, cinemas, bowling lanes, staking rinks, karaoke venues, water sports facilities, and other public services.