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The third Phase of Easing Restrictions regulations has been published by the Thai government

31 May 2020

 

The Thai government published today the Third Phase of Easing Restrictions on Certain Businesses and Activities regulation document. The document specifies the new regulations that have been issued to further relax the enforcement of certain measures for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in order to reduce the impact on the people in terms of the economy, society, and security.

The third phase will come into effect from 1 June 2020 onwards, when the curfew time across the Kingdom will also be shortened by one hour, from 23.00 to 03.00 hr of the following day.

Third Phase of Easing Restrictions on Certain Businesses and Activities

Secretary-General of the Office of the National Security Council General Somsak Rungsita stated that the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), during its meeting on 29 May 2020, decided to implement the third phase of easing restrictions on conducting certain businesses and activities.

The third phase will come into effect from 1 June 2020 onwards, when the curfew time across the Kingdom will also be shortened by one hour, from 23.00 to 03.00 hr of the following day.

Businesses and activities under the third phase are divided into two groups:
1) Activities relating to the economy and way of life

- Department stores, shopping centers, and community malls are allowed to stay open until 21.00 hr;

- Exhibition halls, convention centers, or exhibition sites, with total area up to 20,000 square meters, may open until 21.00 hr;

- Amulet shops may open with social-distancing measures;

- Beauty salons, hair styling or hairdressing salons, and barber shops are allowed to dye hair, with two-hour service for each customer and without having other customers waiting inside the shop;

- Child care centers can open for staff to distribute food to children and make arrangements in accordance with public health standards, with no teaching and learning.

2) Exercising and health care activities

- Beauty clinics and tattoo shops can operate on any part of the body, except on the face, but both service providers and customers must wear masks;

- Massage and spa houses for health are allowed to open, with no sauna and steam services;

- Fitness centers can fully operate, with a limited time and number of customers and without the opening of sauna and steam rooms;

- Stadiums for exercise and practice with no competitions, and the number of participants in the area (excluding players) must not exceed 10;

- Bowling alleys, skating parks, and rollerblade parks may open for only exercise and practice;

- Ballroom dance classes are allowed to open as usual;
 
- Swimming pools for water sports are allowed but with a limited number of customers and players and no competitions;

- Cinemas, theaters, and playhouses may open with no more than 200 people, but concerts and music performances are still not allowed;

- Zoos may open with a limited number of customers.

Conducting all these activities must follow good health practices, such as mask wearing, hand washing, and physical distancing.

Third Phase of Easing Restrictions regulation document by Thai government Certain Businesses and Activities
Third Phase of Easing Restrictions regulation document by Thai government Certain Businesses and Activities

Source: Thai PRD