More leisure facilities to reopen

June 10, 2020

In light of the latest COVID-19 development, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department will reopen more public swimming pools, gazetted beaches, libraries and museums.


Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Kowloon Park and Lam Tin Swimming Pool will be reopened on June 13. The reopened swimming pools will operate from 6.30am to 10pm for three sessions daily with two breaks.


Big Wave Bay, Ting Kau, Cafeteria New, Castle Peak, Silverstrand and Trio Beach will be reopened on June 13. Lifeguard services will be provided from 9am to 6pm daily and extended from 8am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the peak period from June to August.


Beach-goers have to comply with the law that prohibits group gatherings of more than eight people.


To ensure an appropriate distance between shower facility users, only alternate shower cubicles and shower heads will be open.


Individual and block booking for use of the reopened non-fee-charging land recreation and sports facilities as well as block booking for the reopened fee-charging land recreation and sports facilities in August or afterwards will resume from June 13.


Acceptance of applications for holding wedding ceremonies at designated venues including Repulse Bay Beach, Kowloon Walled City Park, Kowloon Tsai Park, Tai Po Waterfront Park and Sai Kung Waterfront Park will be resumed from June 13.


The arrangement of opening alternate courts/tables of badminton courts, billiard/American pool rooms and table tennis rooms will be relaxed from June 15.


The adult and children's libraries of a further 19 district libraries will reopen on June 15. To avoid people gathering, admission slips will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for entry to each session.


The students' study rooms of those district libraries will resume service on the same day.


The Science Museum and the Space Museum will partially reopen their exhibition facilities on June 15 and implement special opening hours. Public programmes will be temporarily suspended.


Except on regular closing days, the Science Museum will be open from 10am to 5pm, while the Space Museum will be open from 12.30pm to 5pm.


Upon the full resumption of museum services at a later time, admission fees will be waived for affected Museum Pass holders. Details will be announced in due course.

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