Phuket restaurants can serve alcohol beginning October 1

In a decision that ought to drastically assist the Phuket Sandbox and stimulate the economic system, the CCSA gave initial approval to an order to allow selling and consuming alcohol in restaurants starting October 1. Thailand has had a nationwide ban on alcohol consumption in groups and in companies for months, with a recent crackdown on violators, but the rule would solely apply to Phuket.
While the order doesn’t reopen nightlife leisure venues similar to bars, nightclubs, pubs, and karaoke, it does allow beer and alcohol to be bought in eating places and permits patrons to drink there. The rule applies to open air restaurants and air-conditioned eating places so lengthy as health and safety measures outlined by the Phuket Communicable Disease Committee are noticed.
In order to qualify for the alcohol consumption leisure, every worker needs to be totally vaccinated at a restaurant with staff examined weekly for Covid-19. Customers additionally have to be absolutely vaccinated and restaurants are required to verify proof of vaccination and an ID earlier than allowing admission.
The order is extra restrictive for air-conditioned eating places, allowing them to open with tables spaced 1 metre apart and only four to 6 folks per desk. They can be allowed to operate at 50% capability.
Open-air eating will be less restrictive, allowed to open at 75% capacity. Behind the scenes would even allow reside music but could be restricted the solo artist, duos, or trios, with all required to put on a mask or face shield apart from the singer, and with the performance space set 2 metres away from the tables. Artists would not be allowed to mix and socialize with prospects.
Any time a staff member is infected with Covid-19, the restaurant will be closed for one week, whereas any customer an infection uncovered would require the business to close for 3 days. These closure restrictions have been stated to be subject to vary.
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha led an online meeting of the CCSA on Monday the place the proposal was first made, according to Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew. The PCDC referred to as a gathering to debate all the guidelines earlier than issuing the ultimate order to enter impact in Phuket October 1, with the order being launched this morning..

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