Today the Covid Response Centre announced that measures are being loosened as the high seasons is here and Covid numbers are on the decline.
In five of Chiang Mai’s districts – Muang, Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Doi Tao and Chomthong, alcohol can now be sold at restaurants and traditional massage and spas can resume business.
Restaurants, massage shops and spas will need to receive an e-certificate as a ‘Covid Free Setting’ from the public health office prior to opening which will mean that businesses comply with all health and safety regulations as well as requiring all customers to show proof of being double vaccinated, or ATK test results within the past 72 hours, or proof of having contracted Covid-19 in the past three months.
The centre went on to say that whereas the greater city of Chiang Mai used to have upwards of 3,000 massage and spa businesses – large and small – it is estimated that fewer than half will reopen.
Shopping and community malls, hotels, exhibition and conference halls, aesthetic clinics, hair and beauty salons, public parks, swimming pools and, cinemas have been given permission to reopen as usual as of yesterday.