Thai Culture Ministry issues guideline for Loy Krathong activities

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The CCSA has given its approval for the holding of large festivals during the Loy Krathong period (Nov 19), however, each provincial administrative body needs to seek approval from the respective Provincial Communicable Disease Committee before allowing Loy Krathong festivities.

The Ministry of Culture has issued guidelines for holding Loy Krathong activities, which are to be observed by activity organizers, staff and participants.

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has given its approval for the holding of large festivals during the Loy Krathong period. It noted, however, that each provincial administrative body needs to seek approval from the respective Provincial Communicable Disease Committee before allowing Loy Krathong festivities.



The Ministry of Culture, after having consulted with the Ministry of Public Health, released its guidelines for the holding of Loy Krathong activities for 2021. The guidelines are said to take into account the activity organizers, staff working for each activity, event goers, and the environment.

The guidelines call for the activity organizer to provide PPE suits for personnel who require them, fully vaccinated staff members, the constant use of face masks, the promotion of awareness on disease prevention, and the use of electronic communications devices to reduce contact among personnel.



Every event participant must wear a face mask and sanitize their hands before and after partaking in sub-activities. Registration points supplying the QR code for the Thai Chana platform must be provided at the entrance and exit of each event ground. Appropriate distancing must be observed for all activities, as well as for seating arrangements.



Furthermore, the guidelines call for temperature screening points, hand sanitizing stations, frequent cleaning of contact surfaces, garbage bins that have lids, and the cleaning of toilets every 1-2 hours. (NNT)