Anti-epidemic scheme enhanced

May 30, 2020

The Government will enhance the Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector, the Home Affairs Department announced today.


Under the enhanced scheme, the subsidised period will be extended for three months, from June to August 2020.


Meanwhile, the caps on headcounts of the Anti-epidemic Hardship Allowance per eligible building block will be relaxed to 100.


An extra subsidy of $2,000 will be granted to each eligible private residential or composite building block, while the amount of extra subsidy for each eligible industrial or commercial building block will be doubled.


The department said: "We understand that the epidemic situation may still be fluctuating, and hence the anti-epidemic measures should not be relaxed. 


“Continuous efforts in combating the epidemic would still be required, and the stepping up of cleansing and health protection efforts in properties is essential.”


The enhanced scheme aims to support more frontline property management workers and fight the virus together, the department added.


The deadline to apply for the scheme is July 15 and application details will be announced shortly.


Property management companies and owners' organisations which have submitted applications for or their applications have already been approved under the previous scheme do not need to submit a new application for the enhanced scheme.


As of today, over 10,000 applications for the previous scheme were received. Around 7,700 applications have been approved, involving subsidies of over $250 million and benefit around 34,000 building blocks and over 64,000 frontline workers.

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