Eatery hygiene advisers named

March 16, 2021

The Government today announced the appointments to the Working Group on Implementing the Requirement on Air Change or Air Purifiers in Dine-in Restaurants to advise on infection control measures at eateries.


The appointments were made ahead of the requirement on air change or air purifiers in dine-in restaurants that will soon be stipulated in the Secretary for Food & Health's directions in relation to catering businesses under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Requirements & Directions) (Business & Premises) Regulation.


The group will work on guidelines for implementing the air change per hour at six in terms of fresh air intake for dine-in seating areas as well as for the alternative of using air purifiers to meet the specifications promulgated and application on the ground for reference by restaurant operators, ventilation contractors and air purifier suppliers.


The group members are experts from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, including public health, engineering, surveying and ventilation. Representatives from the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department and the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department will serve as observers.


Click here for the membership list.

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