11 July 2024

For the first time since 2019, and effective from October 1st, Thailand’s Ministry of Education is to rescind measures currently applied in all schools to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.

The lifting of all the preventive measures is in line with the improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the country and will coincide with the reclassification of COVID-19 as an “infectious disease under watch”, downgrading it from a “dangerous infectious disease”.

From Saturday, face-mask wearing all the time in schools, seat distancing of 1-2 metres, limits on the number o participants in group activities, the provision of additional hand cleaning facilities and daily disinfecting of classrooms, toilets and frequently touched will cease.

Supplementary measures which will remain include temperature screening before entering school and good air circulation in classrooms.

Several shopping malls, department stores and government offices have already lifted temperature screening for all visitors.