As the use of the ThaiChana platform for checking in and out of venues and businesses grows around Thailand, the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) has now listed 10 Bangkok markets where using the app is compulsory.
The Health Ministry has also announced that scanning in and out of cinemas with the ThaiChana app is required for anyone who wishes to watch a movie when cinemas reopen on June 1st.
The government has released both Google Play and Apple App Store versions of the ThaiChana app for the public to download on their devices and use for checking in and out of locations.
The app allows people to register their phone number and quickly scan the QR code located at the entrance of businesses and venues to check-in. They can then easily check out by viewing a list of locations they have visited on the application.
The app release has coincided with the further use of the covid-19 tracking program as 10 popular markets around Bangkok will now have QR codes located at the entrance for visitors to scan.
The following markets now require people to check-in using ThaiChana:
- Chatuchak Weekend Market
- Prachaniwet 1 Market 1
- Muang Min Market
- Bangkapi Market
- Singha Market
- Nong Chok Market
- Thonburi Market
- Devaraja Market
- Rat Burana Market
- Ratchadaphisek Market
In addition to the markets, some parks in Bangkok have also started implementing the system for visitors including Lumpini Park. Officials at the BMA Data Center said:
“The BMA will set up signs with QR code and send officials to publicize among people in the market area. Meanwhile, we would like to ask customers and retailers in the market to wear a face mask and undergo the BMA measures to contain the spread of covid-19.”
Cinemas will also provide a QR code for guests to scan before they enter the movie theater when operations begin again on Monday.
Other regulations for cinemas across Thailand include seating viewers three seats apart with a maximum of two people sitting together. Food and drinks, including popcorn, will also not be allowed inside theaters.
Viewers will also be required to wear face masks at all times while watching the movie and the premises will undergo sanitization after every screening.
As more businesses reopen on Monday as part of the third phase of easing lockdown restrictions, the public can expect to come across the ThaiChana system more regularly.