Children's playgrounds to close

July 9, 2020

In view of the latest COVID-19 situation, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today it will enhance measures on prevention and control of infection for its recreational and cultural facilities.


Children's playgrounds and road safety towns will be temporarily closed from July 11, while rows of spectator stands at leisure venues will open alternately.


For activities held at dance and activity rooms, the number of participants in each group must be limited to not more than eight and each group should maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from another group.


The number of users in public swimming pools will also be limited.


Leisure, children's and toddler pools will continue to be closed. Only some swimming pool facilities such as main, secondary, training or teaching pools will be open.


Venue users must put on masks before and after exercising.


The department will step up cleansing work and arrange temperature screening for all people entering indoor venues.


For cultural facilities, museums will adopt admission quotas to limit visitor flow.


Some Science Museum and Space Museum interactive exhibits will be closed. Enhanced cleansing of exhibits will be conducted and children's facilities in all museums will remain closed. 


While public libraries will maintain the current admission arrangement, enhanced precautionary measures will be adopted. The cleansing session will remain and seating will be reduced for social distancing.


Members of the public entering museums and libraries have to use hand sanitiser and will be subject to temperature checks before admission. They also need to wear their own masks. Children aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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