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

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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