Jabs needed for dine-in from Oct 1

Jabs needed for dine-in from Oct 1

A woman walks past a shop in Yaowarat on Tuesday. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
A woman walks past a shop in Yaowarat on Tuesday. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

Starting Oct 1, only those who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a negative test result will be allowed to dine-in at restaurants in "dark red" provinces.

According to the Health Department, the move is part of the government's push to allow businesses to reopen while the number of Covid-19 cases continues to increase.

Customers will be required to fill in a form detailing their infection risk through the government's "Thai Save Thai" app before entering 'high-risk' venues, which include restaurants, barber shops and hair salons, beauty clinics and spas.

In addition, they will be asked to show their vaccination certificate -- or a negative Covid-19 antigen test result, taken no longer than a week prior -- before entering the premises. Former patients must show records which showed that they have recovered.

Staff must be fully vaccinated, follow social distancing rules and be screened for Covid-19 weekly.

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Vocabulary

  • antigen: a harmful substance that causes your body to produce antibodies to fight it - แอนติเจน, สารที่กระตุ้นการสร้างแอนติบอดี้, สารก่อภูมิต้านทาน, สิ่งแปลกปลอมที่เข้าไปในร่างกาย แล้วร่างกายจะผลิตสารซึ่งเรียกว่าแอนติบอดีขึ้นมาต่อต้าน หรือทำลายสิ่งแปลกปลอมนั้น ๆ
  • certificate: an official document or record stating that particular facts are true - หนังสือรับรอง
  • detail: to give a list of facts or all the available information about something - อธิบายโดยละเอียด, ชี้แจงรายละเอียด
  • former: of or in an earlier time; before the present time or in the past - อดีต, แต่ก่อน
  • jab: a vaccination - การฉีดวัคซีน
  • patients (noun): people who are receiving medical treatment - คนป่วย, คนไข้
  • premises: the buildings and land that a business or organisation uses - ที่ดินและสิ่งปลูกสร้าง
  • prior: before - ก่อนหน้า
  • push: an effort; a big attempt to do something, using a lot of energy and resources - ความพยายาม
  • screen: to find out information about people to see if they are suitable for something, at risk of something, etc. - คัดเลือก, แยกออก, เลือกออก
  • staff: workers employed by a person or organisation considered as a group - คณะผู้ทำงาน, คนงาน
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