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Thai public may need full vaccination or negative Covid19 test to shop from next month


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Thai public may need full vaccination or negative Covid19 test to shop from next month

The Ministry of Health announced yesterday that shoppers may need vaccination certificates or a negative Covid-19 test from next month to visit shops in shopping centres.

The head of the Ministry of Health Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai said the new “Covid-Free Setting” measure would be enforced from October according to the infection situation.

The measure includes three aspects:

1. Covid-free environment: many touched surfaces are cleaned every 1-2 hours, shop products cleaned regularly, air-conditioning system cleaned every 3 months, one must use HEPA air filtration system or install local air filter device, and meetings are prohibited item at any time.

  1. Covid-free staff: All staff must be fully vaccinated or contracted and recovered from Covid-19 within the past 1-3 months. Employees must be screened employees every day with the ThaiSafe Thai system which includes a self-test with antigen kits every 7 days. Workers are also not allowed to gather or eat together and must follow universal infection controls.
  2. Covid-free customers: screening with the “Thai Safe Thai” platform or other government screening apps before going to stores.

To enter high-risk businesses such as restaurants, beauty salons and hairdressers, customers must be able to show proof of full vaccination, a history of infection within the past 1-3 months, or a negative ATK test within the past 7 days.

Also, business operators must adhere to provincial disease controls.

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