Officials in Prachuap confirm easing of COVID-19 restrictions from Sept 1


The Communicable Disease Committee of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province (CDC) have confirmed the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the province.

During a meeting held on Tuesday afternoon (Aug 31) the provincial CDC said restrictions in Hua Hin and Prachuap Khiri Khan would be eased in accordance with the guidelines issued by Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

This means that as of the September 1 the following business can re-open:

  • Restaurants and eateries, including those inside shopping malls or similar venues, are allowed to resume dine-in services up until 20.00 Hrs. without the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Seating for dine-in customers shall be limited at 50% for air-conditioned restaurants and at 75% for the open-air ones.
  • Hair and beauty salons.
  • Health massage shops and health spa shops are allowed to reopen only for foot massage services.
  • Markets can open up until 20.00 Hrs.
  • Shopping malls, shopping centres, community malls, or similar establishments can resume normal operations until 20.00 Hrs., with limitations on the following venues and services:
    • Aesthetic clinics, medical clinics for beauty services, and cosmetic clinics are allowed to accept customers with an advance appointment.
    • Hair and beauty salons are allowed to accept customers with an advance appointment for a one-hour service per customer.
    • Health massage shops and health spa shops are allowed to open only for foot massage services with an advance appointment.
    • Tutorial schools, cinemas, water parks and amusement parks, swimming pools, fitness centres, and gaming centres, as well as banquet and meeting activities are to remain closed.
    • Public parks, sports fields, sports complexes, and outdoor swimming pools can open up until 20.00 Hrs. and organise competitions without audiences.
      Educational institutions of all types.

Hospitals, medical facilities, medical clinics, pharmacies, shops, factories, banking and financial services, ATMs, telecommunication services, postage and parcel services, pet food shops, building materials and construction supplies stores, shops selling miscellaneous necessary items, cooking gas stores, petrol stations, and online delivery services continue to open under strict disease control measures.

Interprovincial travel is also permitted but public transport can only operate at 75% of passenger capacity.

Gatherings of up to 25 people are allowed.

People nationwide are also asked to continue abiding by the health and safety measures in place; such as, wearing a face mask at all times while outside of their residence, regularly washing hands with soap and water/cleaning alcohol, and avoiding unnecessary close contact with others.