The next phase of easing lockdown restrictions is expected to happen next Friday, June 12th, as the Thai Government considers what procedures will be put in place across 12 businesses and venues set to resume operations.
Among the places that will reopen next week are entertainment venues including pubs, large massage parlors, full use of gyms and fitness centers, and national parks.
There will be specific rules set for each venue to ensure people maintain social distancing and hygiene measures.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has informed the public that a new reservation system will be in place for visitors to national parks.
Rather than simply being able to show up at a park, visitors will now need to make reservations online before they visit the areas. Similar restrictions are expected to be implemented for parks also.
Environment Minister, Varawut Silpa-archa, said that the final details regarding a reservation system will be announced by next week, including information on what people can and cannot do during their visit. He said:
“One of the certain measures is that visitors must make a reservation first. They cannot just walk in. By next week, we are going to have an announcement of what visitors should do and should not do while visiting the parks.”
In addition to pre-reservations, visitors will also need to use the ThaiChana application to check-in and out of the parks. The systems will likely remain in place until the covid-19 situation is fully under control.
There will also be zoning regulations within the national parks based on where the public can access. The Minister said that during the two-month lockdown, ecology in parks has had time to recover and so a system is needed to maintain the parks’ health.
Regulations for other businesses and venues due for reopening next week including entertainment venues, gyms, and amusement parks will be announced before next Friday.
Source: Bangkok Post