Thailand COVID-19 Crisis Information
Vantage TEFL is committed to scientifically-based procedures and Thai government-mandated rules that will minimize any risks in contracting and transmitting the coronavirus.
Breaking & Developing News
The breaking news is the announcement of a new long term STV Visa. Good for 90 days, and it can be renewed twice for a total 270 day stay. Plan to launch in October.
Currently the conditions for getting a STV are fairly onerous. However, it appears that a number of vaccines are around the corner (within the next 6 months or so), We look for the visa conditions to become more normalized, i.e pre-covid, for those holding proof of vaccination when it becomes available.
And also this…
The Education Ministry plans to recruit 10,000 English teachers to improve Thai students' proficiency in the language as soon as the situation is safe to do so. He first said this in February and reiterated it again in September.
It looks like Thailand will be hiring a lot of new teachers once the coronavirus crisis winds down.
Thailand’s Unsung Covid-19 Success Story
Thailand’s (so far) mild Covid-19 experience likely owes to a uniquely Thai mix of factors.
These include a successful appeal to Thai nationalism so that “stay-at-home” and “social distancing” orders have been obeyed as patriotic duty. And there is the near-universal adoption of mask-wearing.
Thailand’s tentative success could also owe in part its unique culture. Thais traditionally greet each other without touching, through prayer-like wais.
A Buddhism-inspired reticence, witnessed on eerily silent public transit buses and trains, has also arguably helped to keep aspirated viral contagion out of the air.
7 secrets of Thai Covid-19 success is an excellent insight into the Thai response to the coronavirus crisis.
Vantage Resources and Rules
You will need to wear a mandatory mask on our training premises and this is especially important when we teach offsite in Thai classrooms.
Additionally, Vantage maintains full lavatories with soap and water. Additionally, we provide hand sanitizer throughout our training center. Our center also employs frequent surface disinfection.
Social distancing is practiced.
Key Information Sources for Thailand's Coronavirus Crisis
Independent COVID-19 Tracker (the latest stats and figures)
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