Subsidy for more frontline workers set

May 30, 2022

The Government today announced that it will provide a monthly allowance of $2,000 for five months for frontline property management staff working in seven types of premises under a new scheme to be launched on June 1.


It said it fully recognises and appreciates frontline cleaning and security workers who have been carrying out their duties with dedication during the pandemic.


Further to the extension of the scope of subsidy to relevant workers under the sixth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund, the Home Affairs Bureau reviewed the actual situation of the frontline property management workers of its premises and decided to launch a new scheme next month.


The Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Environmental Hygiene & Security Staff for Premises under the Home Affairs Bureau's Purview will cover campsites under the management of the youth uniformed groups and youth non-governmental organisations subvented by the bureau and other eligible premises; cemeteries managed by the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries' Board of Management, and standalone religious premises.


It will also involve the Academy for Performing Arts, facilities at the Sports Institute, site offices and ancillary facilities at the Kai Tak Sports Park, as well as the standalone office and sports facilities under the management of the national sports associations or sports organisations subvented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department.


Frontline property management workers of such premises will be given a monthly allowance of $2,000 for five months, referring to February to June this year.


It is expected that around 4,000 workers will benefit from the scheme. The estimated total expenditure is about $28.85 million.


Applications must be submitted by relevant organisations by June 30, the Government added.

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