The Tatler Thailand Guide To Eased-Restrictions Do's and Don’ts
Siam Paragon, Gaysorn, Central Embassy and all your other favourite shopping centres are finally open. You can dine-in (some places), and the alcohol ban is lifted (sort of). Life is nearly back to normal, no? Well, not quite. There's still a lot on your part to be able to enjoy these luxuries. Here's the Tatler Thailand do's and dont's during this period of eased restrictions but restrictions nonetheless:
- Do continue to wash your hands throughout the day, especially after any form of physical contact.
- Do continue to wear a mask when out in public. It's still en vogue.
- Do be fashionably late—to avoid peak hour crowds.
- Do opt for cashless payments. Some retailers won't take your money otherwise!
- Do be mentally prepared to go shopping. Safety checks will seem tedious and repetitive as you hop from store to store. There's also quite a line at Fendi, Gucci and Chanel, so our friends tell us.
- Don't let your love of (Swedish) furniture make you forget the importance of social distancing.
- Don't sit across or close to your date at restaurants (even if you're married and drove there together).
- Don't go to valet parking. You'll have to learn to park yourself for now, sorry.
- Don't press buttons. People's or elevators'.
- Don't order the wine... unless you're taking it home to drink.
- Don't try makeup at the makeup counter. Just eye it and buy it. You know your hue.
- Don't host a post-pandemic party yet! It's far from over.
And now the perfect song to remind you of social distancing: