Phuket Governor releases order allowing entertainment venues to open, with conditions

Phuket, Thailand-

  The Phuket Governor last night (May 31st), 2022 released new Covid-19 related orders officially allowing entertainment venues to open until midnight from today (June 1st).

-Bars, karaoke, pubs, nightclubs, gogos, soapies, etc can open effective June 1st, but must meet the following criteria:

  1. Can open with alcohol sales until midnight.
  2. All staff should be completely vaccinated against Covid-19, including a booster. If staff is in “close contact” with customers, they must wear a mask. Staffers should take an ATK test.
  3. Operators MUST check customers are fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, before letting them in. Customers in the 608 group (over 60, pregnant, or at-risk) are “suggested” to not go to entertainment venues due to the risk of Covid-19.

The orders take effect from today (June 1st) until further notice.

The orders, in Thai, are below.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.