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Schools to reopen, restaurants can serve alcohol from Monday

Jun 12. 2020
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By The Nation

The government has revealed which businesses and activities can reopen when the fourth phase of relaxed lockdown restrictions begins on June 15 (Monday).

Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), announced on Friday (June 12) that educational institutes would be allowed to reopen on June 15, and alcohol could be served in restaurants and hotels – but not in pubs, bars or entertainment venues.

On the education front, international schools and tuition schools are permitted to resume operations on Monday. Private and government schools can open for a maximum 120 students at a time. Other educational institutes, including universities, can begin seminars and workshops.

Meanwhile, gatherings for ceremonies, meetings, exhibitions, concerts, performances and events are permitted under the following conditions:

Meetings and seminars must provide a space of 4 metres square per participant.

Spectators at events, exhibitions, contests, or sports competition must sit or stand at least one metre apart. And music performances or concerts must provide 5 metres square per attendee.

Alcohol can be sold in restaurants, hotels and retail stores but entertainment venues, pubs, bars and karaoke joints remain closed in the fourth phase of easing.

Daycare centres for young children and seniors can reopen but need to provide 2 metres square per child and check body temperatures.

Science centres for learning can open to a limited number of visitors.

Film or TV shoots will be allowed a maximum 150 crew members while studio audiences are capped at 50.

Massage shops spas and saunas will also be permitted to reopen on Monday, but with mandatory mask-wearing, hand cleansing, and social distancing of five square metres between customers

Group exercise in parks will be allowed for groups of up to 50 people, with five square metres between participants.

Amusement and water parks can also reopen, but customer numbers are limited to one per 4 square metres while ball pools and bouncy castles must remain shut.

Sports competition now allowed without any audience in stadium but okay to broadcasting.

Game booth and game centre now available with shop operator keep clean to prevent the virus from spreading.

Domestic flights face no seating restrictions, though all passengers must wear face masks on board.

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