The third phase of easing lockdown restrictions begins nationwide today, June 1st, with many businesses and activities able to resume operations.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has released a list of 17 places that can open from today with guidelines regarding preventative covid-19 measures that should be put in place.
All venues listed below must have the ThaiChana tracking app in place at the entrance of their business where customers can check-in and out.
If any of the businesses do not comply with the measures put in place, customers can use the ThaiChana app on their phone to notify authorities who will conduct an inspection of the premises.
The following places will reopen in Bangkok today as part of the third phase of easing restrictions:
Restaurants – All restaurants may reopen for dine-in customers. Diners can sit together, but there must be a spacing of at least one meter between each table without a partition.
Malls, Department Stores & Shopping Centers – Opening hours are extended from 8 pm until 9 pm. Customers must practice social distancing while browsing and shopping.
Barber Shops & Hairdressers – A full list of services, including hair coloring, may now be offered by barbershops and hairdressers. Customers may only remain on the premises for two hours and must stay outside if waiting in line. Masks must be worn by staff and customers at all times.
Beauty Salons, Beauty Clinics, Tattoo Shops & Piercing Shops – A full list of services may be offered but customers can only receive services for two hours at a time. Face shields and masks must be worn by staff at all times.
Fitness Centers – All fitness centers, both inside and outside of malls, can reopen with customers spaced at least two meters apart and a limit of two hours per user in the facility. Steam rooms and saunas are still off-limits.
Educational Venues – Educational institutes may prepare for teaching but cannot resume normal classes. Private schools, training schools, and vocational schools may operate in certain circumstances as designated by the Ministry of Education.
Convention Halls & Exhibition Centers – May reopen again until 9 pm but not occupy a space greater than 20,000 square meters. A limit of 5,000 people at a time is implemented with a spacing of four square meters per person and a distance of one meter between each person.
Amulet Shops – May resume operations but cannot promote group activities or auctions.
Daycare Centers – Preparation and distribution of meals is permitted, however, they may not resume full operations yet.
Massage Parlors & Spas – Service is limited to two hours per person and both staff and customers must wear masks. Facial massages, body steam, and herbal steam spas are not permitted.
Boxing Rings – May reopen for individual practice including punching bags. Sparring with partners is not permitted yet.
Stadiums – Non-competitive activities can resume with the distancing of at least one meter between people enforced.
Bowling & Ice Skating Rinks – May resume for leisure or practice activities. Competition remains off-limits.
Ballrooms & Dance Institutes – There must be at least five square meters allocated to each person in the facility.
Water Sports – May resume banana boat and jet-skiing activities.
Theaters & Cinemas – May reopen with a maximum audience of 200 people and social distancing between seats. Concerts remain prohibited.
Zoos – May resume operation under social distancing guidelines.
Source: The Nation