Connect with us

Thailand

Covid-Free Setting zones require all staff vaccinated by October 1

Published

 on 

PHOTO:Covid-Free Setting zones will allow businesses to reopen with vaccinated staff and customers. (via Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Starting October 1, Thailand will roll out their Covid-Free Setting measures in an effort to safely reopen businesses. Yesterday Department of Health Chief Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai announced that as part of that rollout, shopping centre employees and staff at other at-risk businesses must be fully vaccinated by that October 1 launch.

The Department of Health head made the declaration while visiting the Siam Paragon shopping centre in Bangkok yesterday where they are doing a test run of the Covid-Free Setting programme this month.

The plan is to launch these Covid-19 safety zones in order to get Thailand on the road back to normal life after months and months of Covid-19 restrictions and partial lockdowns and closures. But when these measures go into effect next month, all employees in these Covid-Free Setting areas must be fully vaccinated as well as take an antigen test kit every week.

Any employee working in the Covid-Free Setting that has only had the first of 2 vaccines will have to undergo a risk assessment and test negative for Covid-19 before being permitted to return to work.

Customers of these Covid-Free Setting zones will be subject to similarly stringent regulations to enter. They will need to have both doses to be fully vaccinated, or at least present a negative antigen test before being admitted to one of these safe zones.

If, even with all these precautions, a Covid-19 outbreak occurs, the shopping centres and businesses must have plans in place to contain any cluster quickly. These plans must include treatment of infected employees as well as plans in place for quarantine to quickly isolate anyone as soon as an infection is discovered.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

For more information on how to get into Thailand during the pandemic, CLICK HERE

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Video6 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Actress Forex 3D scammer released on bail after 3 months behind bars

Crime6 hours ago

Big Joke seizes Tuhao’s private jet in Hua Hin

Phuket6 hours ago

Phuket officials once again report finding no human trafficking on fishing boats

Sponsored14 hours ago

Go global with Upbit Thailand: Worldwide digital asset market in your hands

Thailand6 hours ago

South Korea increases quota of Thai workers next year

Tourism6 hours ago

Indian pervs arrested after harassing tourist in Mumbai

Vietnam7 hours ago

Province in Vietnam boosting tourism with its rich culture

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand7 hours ago

Teen girl’s ID card request denied as she doesn’t look like her mother

Crime7 hours ago

Body of missing woman found tied to water pump in western Thailand

South Korea7 hours ago

NZ suitcase murders go to court

Thailand8 hours ago

Chinese gangs in Thailand take another hit as “Tony” falls

Pollution8 hours ago

Environmental police arrest 7 over illegal dumping in Bangkok

Crime8 hours ago

Pattaya Police warn city’s taxi riders to behave after sexual assault case

Press Room9 hours ago

Thai-Italian Business Summit highlights the importance of a shared vision

Thailand9 hours ago

Percentage of HIV infections rising among young Thais

Tourism9 hours ago

TAT launches luxury travel package to Thailand for rich South Korean tourists

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending