Bangkok, 13 February, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to assure local and international visitors that strict health screening process has been implemented at the GSB Thailand Open 2020 presented by EA, taking place from 10 to 16 February at True Arena, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
This is amid the ongoing surveillance and preventive measures by the Thai authorities and the private sector on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19).
Here are the recommendations from the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, for places where there are large gatherings of people; such as, concerts, sports competitions, amusement parks, etc.
Event holders and enterprise management – Have a screening process for people who have any respiratory symptoms; provide alcohol hand sanitisers and masks; clean equipment in crowded places frequently; prepare first aid points and provide simple treatment by isolating the patient first before referring to the nearest hospital; increase the number of shuttle services; spread out the distribution of food stalls; provide health recommendations to participants for disease prevention, and consider postponing activities until the outbreak situation is resolved as appropriate.
Recommendations for participants – Prepare a mask and alcohol gel and follow personal hygiene habits; do not go to a crowded activity if you are sick; recommend any participants with respiratory symptoms to wear a mask, and avoid close contact with people who have symptoms.