On 30th June 2020, Pol.Capt. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, BMA spokesman, revealed after the meeting of the BMA Committee on the Communicable Diseases that the BMA’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration determined to ease the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) containment measures in the 5th phase by adding more details as follows: 1) ease the restrictions on the use buildings and facilities of schools or educational institutes to organize teaching and learning activities or training, 2) ease the restrictions for shopping malls, department stores and community malls to be able to open for operations during their normal business hours but not later than 22.00 hrs., and convenient stores, supermarkets or others similar businesses can also open for operations during their normal business hours, 3) entertainment places, such as pubs, bars and karaoke services will be allowed to open for operations during normal business hours as permitted by law until 24.00 hrs. of the same day and refrain from having any promotional activities. For the sales of food and beverage at restaurants, garden-themed restaurants, hotels or other places selling food and beverage, they are allowed to open after 24.00 hrs., but on premise consumption of liquors or alcoholic beverages after 24.00 hrs. is not allowed, 4) gaming centers and internet cafes are allowed to open by following the related laws, such as ages of customers and period of services, and 5) massage parlors and teahouses will be allowed to open during their normal business hours as permitted by law.
For detailed information of regulations and measures, the BMA will follow up with the announcement of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and adjust it in order to further create the BMA’s regulation and lenient measures.