Thai Ministry of Public Health releases guidelines for massage shops, spas and beauty clinics under Covid19, providing possible hint of easing some restrictions


The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has established guidelines for beauty clinics and massage spas, as the restrictions and measures for preventing COVID-19 potentially start to be eased.

Dr. Thares Krassanairawiwong, Director-General of the Department of Health Service Support, said that, now that some of the COVID-19 lockdown measures are being looked to be potentially eased, enterprises such as massage shops, spas and beauty clinics, will be able to operate again provided they strictly comply with the MOPH’s regulations by increasing the cleaning cycle, not flicking sheets to prevent diffusion and changing cushions and pillow cases for every customer.

There must also be one room per client and curtains for massage spas.

For foot massages, massage cushions must be placed 1.5 meters apart.

Those who use the service must wear a face mask, wash their hands and follow the facility’s instructions.

Dr. Phanphimon Wipulakorn, Director-General of Department of Health, said the Department of Health has developed the “THAI STOP COVID” platform, to allow operators of restaurants, hotels, beauty salons or shopping malls to assess their readiness before providing their services and to allow the public to inspect and report on whether each enterprise strictly adheres to the screening measures by visiting

The Covid19 Coronavirus Situation Administration, or CCSA, is set to look at and discuss potentially easing the tough restrictions to control the Covid-19 Coronavirus in Thailand this week with as many as fourteen million people out of work and growing the longer the crisis stretches on. Thailand reported only 15 cases of Covid-19 nationwide today and five were imported from overseas returnees. As the daily cases decrease, possibly hitting single digits this week, many are calling for reopening of businesses.

Source: NNT Government press release with additional material by The Pattaya News

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