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Many Venues in Bangkok Are Allowed to Reopen, while Several Remain Closed

1 February 2021 (Readers 761)


Bangkok Governor Police General Aswin Kwanmuang has issued an announcement allowing 37 venues and businesses in Bangkok to reopen, but they must strictly comply with COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

Meanwhile, seven venues and businesses remain closed, as they are at risk of spreading the disease. The announcement will come into effect on 1 February 2021.

The following venues and businesses are allowed to reopen as usual:

1) Food shops, restaurants, food centers, canteens, convenience stores, and hawker stalls, with a limited number of diners. Alcohol consumption is forbidden. After 23.00 hr, only takeaway service is allowed;

2) Department stores, shopping centers, and community malls, without activities that encourage gathering;

3) Trade exhibition centers, convention centers, and exhibition halls, with a limited number of participants, at least one square meter per person;

4) Meeting rooms in hotels or convention centers, with no more than 100 participants;

5) Small retail and wholesale shops, community retail and wholesale shops, markets, and floating markets;

6) Large retail and wholesale stores;

7) Beauty salons, hairdressing salons, and barber shops, with two-hour maximum service for each customer and without having other customers waiting inside the shop;

8) Child care centers and elderly care centers;

9) Pre-school child development centers;

10) Beauty clinics and nail salons;

11) Golf courses and golf driving ranges;

12) Sports stadiums;

13) Public parks and sports grounds;

14) Pet care and spa centers;

15) Indoor sports facilities;

16) Indoor and outdoor public swimming pools;

17) Botanical gardens, flower gardens, museums, learning centers, historical sites, public libraries, and galleries;

18) Swimming pools for sports or water activities;

19) Cinemas and theaters;

20) Zoos and animal show venues;

21) Gaming centers;

22) Game and internet shops;

23) Martial arts schools (gyms);

24) Competitive-sports fields, without spectators;

25) Banquet halls and similar places, with no more than 100 participants; no alcohol or dancing is allowed;

26) Amulet markets and centers;

27) Tattoo and piercing parlors;

28) Fitness centers;

29) Health and wellness establishments, spa shops, and traditional Thai massage and foot massage parlors;

30) Boxing gyms;

31) Bowling, skating, and rollerblade venues and similar services;

32) Ballroom dance halls and schools;

33) Water parks and amusement parks;

34) Childrens playgrounds and places where children play at markets and floating markets;

35) Boxing stadiums, open for training and sport purposes or competition without spectators;

36) Horse racing tracks, open for training and sport purposes or competition without spectators;

37) All buildings at schools, tutorial schools, and educational institutions, open for teaching or other activities under disease prevention and control measures.

The following seven venues and businesses remain closed:

1) Entertainment places, pubs, bars, and karaoke venues;

2) Cockfighting rings and cockfighting training rings;

3) Bull-fighting rings, fighting-fish venues, and similar places;

4) Establishments providing showers;

5) Massage parlors;

6) Child care centers, located in Bang Khun Thian, Bang Khae, Bang Phlat, Chom Thong, and Thon Buri districts (except those that offer overnight stays);

7) Pre-school child development centers, located in Bang Khun Thian, Bang Khae, Bang Phlat, Chom Thong, and Thon Buri districts.


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