BMA relaxes restrictions prior to big reopening

BMA relaxes restrictions prior to big reopening

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will allow only restaurants certified by the Safety and Health Administration (SHA) to serve alcohol and no later than 9pm. Night entertainment venues are not allowed to resume.

The move follows the government's decision to allow serving of alcoholic drinks in restaurants and eateries in Bangkok, Krabi, Phangnga, and Phuket when the country reopens tomorrow.

The BMA has also asked restaurants and eateries to upgrade their health safety standards and agree to SHA inspections. The BMA says the ruling which will take effect for 30 days, from tomorrow until Nov 30, will also allow more businesses and activities to resume.

Nurseries, child development centres and facilities for children with special needs can open normally; the BMA's Department of Health can allow them to reopen as it sees fit.

Elderly care centres can open normally (recipients of services and staff must be fully vaccinated with random Covid-19 screening every week).

Restaurants and eateries can open normally with restrictions on the serving of alcohol.

Convenience stores, wet markets and flea markets can open normally.

Libraries and museums can open normally.

Cinemas can open at 75% of capacity.

Appointments are required for services at beauty clinics, nail salons and tattoo parlours (customers of tattoo shops must be fully vaccinated or test negative within 72 hours).

Appointments are required at spa and traditional massage parlours (customers using steam services must be fully vaccinated or test negative within 72 hours).

Public parks, sports plazas, sport venues, and swimming pools can open normally.

Gyms and fitness centres must strictly comply with disease control measures.

Spectators of sports competition must be fully vaccinated or test negative within 72 hours.

Hotels, exhibition centres, conference centres can host gatherings as normal but serving of alcohol is not allowed.

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