The Pattaya City Mayor, Sonthaya Khunpluem, has stated to the associated Pattaya press this morning after meeting with the Communicable Disease Committee of Chonburi that all Pattaya area beaches are scheduled and likely to open as of June first for all activities.
The beaches have been closed for roughly two months due to the Covid19 Coronavirus situation, The Pattaya News notes. As the situation has improved, the go ahead for reopening the beach has been discussed. The Pattaya News notes, however, that this is pending final approval from the CCSA (Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration) who has given conflicting information at a press conference today.
All activities, including swimming, sunbathing, relaxing on deck chairs and non competitive sports can resume when the beach officially opens, according to the Mayor.
Beach chairs will ensure that they have at least one meter between patrons and practice social distancing.
People are on the beach are also encouraged to practice social distancing.
As for Koh Larn, the islands residents have considered the request to reopen the island and it has initially been approved. This is being forwarded on for a final approval and meeting of the Chonburi Communicable Disease Committee. The final decision will likely be made by May 31 on when to reopen the island.
The beaches discussed that would be effected are:
Pattaya, Jomtien, Phra Tamnak Beach, Cozy Beach, Wong Amat Beach, Krating Rai Beach, Lan Pho Naklua Public Park, Samak Beach and Bali Hai Pier.