23 May 2024

From this Sunday, six types of businesses and recreational activities will be allowed to reopen in Thailand, but on a limited scale, as the CCSA gradually eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin announced today that they defined the general principles for the relaxation of lockdown guidelines, to help all provincial governors decide which businesses and recreational activities can resume, within the limits stated in the general principles.

The principles include frequent cleansing of business and recreational venues, availability of hand cleansing facilities for customers, the wearing of face masks by all, social distancing and limitation of the number of people using the venues, to prevent over-crowding.


Allowed to reopen this coming Sunday will be:

  • Markets, including wet, flea, community and sidewalk markets, walking streets with stalls.
  • Dine-in food shops or restaurants of a limited size and cafeteria.
  • Retail stores, such as IT or smart phone shops and convenience stores.
  • Recreational and non-contact sports in public parks or stadia, such as tennis, badminton, shooting, cycling, golf courses and driving ranges.
  • Baber’s shops and beauty salons for hair cutting and washing only.
  • Wholesale and retail businesses.


Thai Chamber of Commerce president Kalin Sarasin said, in a briefing today, that food shops in malls are not yet allowed to reopen, adding that stalls selling food or other items in markets or on walking streets must observe social distancing.