To control the Covid-19 crisis, the BMA issued Announcement No. 36, which ordered the temporary closure of sites beginning on July 12, 1964. Mr. Asawin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, signed the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Announcement on the order to temporarily close the location (No. 36) on July 11, 2021, having the contents and substance of the following eight items:
1) According to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Notification, all business owners and operators must completely comply with this announcement.
2) Food or beverage outlets, which include stores in department stores, shopping centres, community malls, convention centres or exhibition venues, hotels, airports, train stations, bus stations, convenience stores, trolleys, hawkers, stalls, or any other establishment where food or beverages are sold to operate until 8:00 p.m. Usage at the store is prohibited; customers may only take it back for later consumption.
3) Department shops, shopping centres, community malls, and other similar facilities must remain open until 8 p.m. and only sell essential consumer goods: Medical supplies, supermarket hand tools, and construction equipment, as well as banks, financial institutions or securities business, telecommunications business, postage and parcels, repair or maintenance services, providing vaccinations or other medical, public health services, and private offices
4) Convenience stores, flea markets, night markets, and walking streets will be open until 8:00 p.m., with limited hours for convenience stores that regularly open at night to be closed between 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. the following day.
5) Public parks, sports fields, and open-air exercise facilities must remain open until 8:00 p.m.
6) Thai massage parlours (including foot massage), spas, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery clinics, and health care facilities close the operation. Beauty salons that apply make-up or trim hair may continue to operate as long as the previously specified conditions are met, and as long as the government’s disease control procedures are carefully followed.
7) Prohibiting group activities of more than 5 individuals, in accordance with the limitations and exceptions outlined in the Bangkok Announcement regarding the temporary closure of the location (No. 34) of June 27, 2021. Group actions of people who have been allowed by a competent official to organise previously publicised activities. If you want to organise activities during this time, you must get authorization from the competent official to inspect and review the disease preventive measures.
8) Schools, educational or training institutes, and other educational institutions must follow the previously established actions.
Violators who fail to comply may be charged with an offence under Section 52 of the Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2015, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison or a fine of 1,000 baht, or both. If found guilty of an offence under Section 18 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration B.E. 2005, the penalty is up to two years in prison or a fine of up to 40,000 baht, or both.