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Bangla to stop serving alcohol at 11pm

PHUKET: Weerawit Kreuasombat, President of the Patong Entertainment Business Association (PEBA), has called on all members of the association with venues on Bangla Rd, Patong, to follow the national government’s order and stop serving alcohol at 11pm tonight (Dec 30).

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 30 December 2021, 05:43PM


Bars operating as ’restaurants’ on Bangla Rd, Patong, have been asked to stop serving alcohol at 11pm tonight (Dec 30). Photo: PPHO

Bars operating as ’restaurants’ on Bangla Rd, Patong, have been asked to stop serving alcohol at 11pm tonight (Dec 30). Photo: PPHO

In a notice released today, Mr Weerawit called on operators to uphold the “work to law” ban. Staff and venue operators were asked to refrain from continuing to serve customers past 11pm, and asked to not use the car park located behind the Hollywood discotheque.

The call for solidarity follows an order issued by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew on monday (Dec 27) mandating: “The sale of alcoholic beverages indoor venues is prohibited after 11pm to 6am of the next day, except a shop with an outdoor area that can be opened for consumption of alcoholic beverages is available exclusively for the New Year’s Eve festival according to normal business hours on Dec 31 until 1am on Jan 1.

“An area with air conditioning can be opened for consumption of alcoholic beverages until 11pm before New Year,” the order added.

The new order also confirmed that “service places” such as entertainment venues, pubs, bars and karaoke were to remain closed until further notice, in line with national orders issued from Bangkok.

In Phuket, many nightlife venues have been allowed to operate as long as they had a valid permit to serve food, and hence were technically operating as restaurants.

The move has been accepted by local officials in order to allow as many people as possible to return to work in order to earn some level of income.

An officer at the Phuket Provincial Administration Office, which is responsible for issuing provincial orders approved by the governor, told The Phuket News earlier this week that the Phuket provincial figures had no choice but to institute the 11pm cutoff for indoor venues serving alcohol on New Year’s Eve.

“Phuket is a pilot province, so it can have special rules, but since Omicron arrived in Thailand, Phuket must follow the rules issued by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA),” the officer said.

“The last order of Phuket Provincial announced that indoor venues would be allowed to serve alcohol until 1am, but the new order has changed that. The sale of alcoholic beverages at indoor venues must stop from 11pm to 6am the next day.

“An outdoor area can be open for the consumption of alcoholic beverages exclusively for New Year’s Eve celebrations on Dec 31 until 1am on Jan 1. All information of the new order is all correct.” the officer confirmed.

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Kurt | 31 December 2021 - 17:59:50

Actually, thinking about it, Officials who forbid people to have a count down at midnight without a drink to toast with others around are mentally complete of the road. They suffer a kind of mental Covid-19 that makes them unfit to be in their position.

Kurt | 31 December 2021 - 12:06:44

Alcohol Flip-flopping from 11pm to 01 am and back to 11pm shows that Phuket officialdom has no clue/feeling about international tourism they want so desperate. Officialdom also blocked the chance that local entertainment outlets make some money they need so much. Now the people stay home, and drink home. Lost chance for bar/restaurants on Phuket to make some money during tonite.

Madeinswiss | 31 December 2021 - 01:16:17

A lot of fun sure for new year... Coca-cola for celebrating? 

PJ | 30 December 2021 - 23:22:31

I know a dozen people who tested positive this week alone.  Covid is now everywhere esp in pubs island wide.  Most people won’t get sick but sheer number of cases will cause hospitalisations to jump.  Can’t hide it any longer

lelecuneo | 30 December 2021 - 19:23:40

555555 here we go again and now they ask for solidarity?? wtf...orders that no one will bother to care until the next lock down .... 

 

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