Chonburi province releases provincial orders, lots of additional Covid-19 closures and restrictions implemented starting April 18th, 2021

Chonburi, Thailand-

The Chonburi province released their provincial Covid-19 related orders this morning, April 17th, 2021, which take effect tomorrow, April 18th, 2021.

All national orders are in the order which was announced yesterday, you can review those orders here. We are not going to re-list all of these measures (like the closure of entertainment venues) but rather focus on Chonburi-specific provincial orders below. The following items are for Chonburi and not a national level. They are in effect until further notice and/or when the situation with Covid-19 improves, effective from TOMORROW, April 18th, 2021.

They have asked that people do not use the word “lockdown” to describe the restrictions, stating there is no lockdown or curfew and people are free to move about.

If you have any questions on if your venue can open, please contact City Hall at 1337.

-All prior closures like entertainment venues stay closed.

-Closure of snooker, pool, skate parks, skating areas, bowling alleys, similar leisure activities

-Internet cafes are closed, as well as internet gaming cafes

-Arcades, play areas (adds to playgrounds, amusement parks from national orders)

-Pools (says indoor and outdoor, they removed the word public, likely to avoid the regular conflict in prior lockdowns with condo owners), waterparks, amusement parks, stand-alone video game machines, kids areas in markets and malls.

-Banquet halls, conference rooms, celebration rooms, anywhere people gather

-Closure of nursery, daycares, elderly overnight care open.

-Schools are closed (They are out of session anyways, but all summer schools, other activities are shut unless specific permission by government authorities is given)’

-Events with over 50 people are banned unless government permission is granted, people are discouraged from holding any events in general.

-Amulet shops are closed

-Spas, massage shops (including traditional), massage parlors, beauty clinics, saunas, similar venues

-Tattoo and piercing shops

-Gyms and fitness centers can OPEN but must close by 9:00 P.M., No group activities, classes, etc.(National order)

-Supermarkets, Convenience stores, night markets, restaurants for take-away, etc closed from 11:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. (There is NO curfew, however, they are essentially closing everything overnight to limit movement. This is a national level restriction for red zones)

-Restaurants open until 9:00 P.M. for dine-in, No alcohol sales allowed for dine-in. There is no ban on takeaway alcohol or purchased from other stores to consume at home. Closed by 11:00 P.M. for take-away. National level red zone restriction.

-Malls can open until 9:00 P.M. unless the store is named elsewhere in the national or provincial orders as having to close.

-Cinemas, theaters, shows, cabarets, etc closed.

-Beaches, parks, reservoirs, are only for exercising. Gathering, eating, drinking in these areas is “requested” not to happen. (Swimming is NOT prohibited. It is unclear if this means beach chair vendors will have to close as this is a “request” versus an order)

-There are no restrictions/quarantines on entering or leaving the province, however, people are “requested” not to travel out of the province and to stay home.

This is a developing document/story, more may be added/changed to this without notice. Please keep in mind we are just translating and reporting this information, if you have a complaint or want to clarify an order/restriction please contact City Hall at 1337 versus sending us a mail, we do not create or enforce the rules, thank you. If it wasn’t mentioned in the list, it is likely allowed to stay open.

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