The Chonburi Governor announced, in an order dated December 31st, 2020, some relief measures for restaurant venues in the Banglamung area.
These follow only a day earlier Banglamung detecting 108 cases of Covid-19, putting the district into restrictive highly controlled measures that saw non essential business closed during what is normally the busiest week of the year. You can read more about that here. However, the district announced only 16 this morning and stated they felt the situation was under control and testing and tracing from a cluster originally traced to illegal gambling was being handled appropriately.
As a result, the Governor said he would reverse some of the closure measures that have hurt business owners and employees who have already faced a devastating year in Pattaya. The Governor was also aware, which we reported on this morning, of significant anger on social media due to the sudden closure which had no advance announcement from business owners, especially restaurant owners.
As for the newly announced orders, restaurants may now open with in person dining. There are no specific rules against alcohol consumption or mandated closure times.
Venues must temperature check, have Thai Chana check-ins, provide social distancing, use hand sanitizers and everyone must wear masks except when directly eating. Hygiene measures must also be strictly followed.
If you are unsure if your venue can open or have questions please call the Pattaya City call center at 1337.