COVID-19 Update 21st December 2020
I hope you are enjoying your first day of the holidays! I’m sure you are keeping updated through your preferred social media and have heard the news about the COVID-19 cases in Samut Sakhon province, which is really close to Bangkok.
The latest number of confirmed cases in Samut Sakhon relating to this outbreak is up to 876 and growing! At this stage it has mainly impacted migrant workers at the local shrimp markets but cases have been confirmed in five other provinces. If you or your children have visited Samut Sakhon province since 4th December 2020, we recommend monitoring symptoms and consulting a doctor where necessary.
Samut Sakhon is en route via road to the Southern provinces that are popular holiday destinations. If you are travelling through, please do not stop in Samut Sakhon. I recommend that anyone planning to travel to Hua Hin or further south should take the alternative route via Ratchaburi. Please expect checkpoints and always have your passport/ national identification on you.
Please be really mindful of the 3 W’s throughout your holidays and try not to touch any surfaces when you are out and about. With the nurse outbreak in Bangkok a couple of weeks ago, it was confirmed that the spread was enabled through touching door handles.
At this stage there are no current travel restrictions other than Samut Sakhon but this could change at any time, so please keep checking media reports on a daily basis and keep yourselves safe. I will not bombard you with emails over the holidays unless there are some major developments.
If you did not catch Santa on his way to Bangkok Patana School last week, I highly recommend watching the video. Have a safe and enjoyable festive season.
Matt Mills Head of School