Alcohol restrictions to be eased further in Bangkok from tomorrow

From tomorrow, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will additional ease restrictions on the sale of alcohol, with more eating places allowed to promote booze. Venues with the “Thai Stop Covid Plus” certification can be a part of companies with SHA certification in providing diners with alcoholic drinks till 9pm. According to a Bangkok Post report, the relaxed measures might be in place until November 30, when officers will evaluate their influence, if any, on Covid-19 an infection rates.
Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai from the Department of Health says the Thai Stop Covid Plus certification has been launched to help businesses re-open with enough health and security measures to prevent the spread of the virus. This contains having enough air flow and frequently testing staff utilizing antigen test kits. Tables and chairs have to be cleaned after each use, with widespread contact factors and restrooms disinfected frequently.
According to the Bangkok Post report, Thaniwan Kulmongkol from the Thai Restaurant Association has welcomed the easing of restrictions and urged eateries to comply with illness prevention measures. However, she believes the relaxation of restrictions does not go far enough and has asked the government to allow the sale of alcohol up to 11pm. Luxurious says over 30,000 eating places now have Thai Stop Covid Plus certification, including that infection numbers haven’t increased following the current easing of restrictions in the capital.
For now, restaurants with the appropriate certification in Bangkok, Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi can promote alcohol till 9pm.
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