BMA calls for the public to strictly comply with COVID-19 preventive measures when visiting BMA happy centers and discovery learning libraries

Mrs. Silapasuai Rawisaengsun, Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), said that this was the time when the surveillance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) had to be strictly conducted in order to limit the spread of the disease in Bangkok metropolitan area. All organizations and agencies under the BMA are still opened to provide services as usual. This includes 35 Happy Centers (former Youth Centers), 36 Discovery Learning Libraries, 2 Children’s Discovery Museums, and Bangkok City Library, 74 premises in total. Service users at these premises must stringently comply with the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19, namely, practice physical distancing, must show their member card and wear surgical or fabric face mask, register via Thai Chana mobile application or write the name with telephone number, measure body temperature (not exceeding 37.5°C), wash hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel both before and after attending any activities, and follow the advice of officers.

Regarding the facilities management, the BMA requires all premises to be cleaned frequently and daily according to the timetable, especially all high touch surfaces such as doorknobs, handrails, equipment, and toilets. Big Cleaning activities must be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Public cleansing officers and security guards are required to wear surgical or fabric face mask at all times while on duty. Contracting companies providing cleaning services and security services are urged to check if their employees have domicile in provinces under the strictest and highest level of control (Red Zone) according to the announcement of Ministry of Public Health. Employees who live in the Red Zone must not come to work and the contracting companies must provide substitute employees. This aims to reduce the risk and prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for all members who come to use the service at the service centers of Recreation and Learning Promotion Office.

The BMA requests for kind cooperation from all service users to wear surgical or fabric face mask as it is the best and cheapest way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The general public also asked to keep an eye on, look after, give advice, or remind each other if people who do not wear sanitary face mask or wear sanitary face mask incorrectly are found. Reminding or advising should be done friendlily and politely to prevent possible conflict or dispute. This also includes the strict compliance with preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and advice of officers.