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Opening of swimming pools and beaches (as at 2pm)
Attention TV/radio announcers:
     Please broadcast the following special announcement as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) announced that as at 2pm today (July 17), due to an insufficient number of lifeguards on duty, the following 12 public swimming pools are partially open to ensure swimmers’ safety:
    Hong Kong Island: Morrison Hill Swimming Pool
    Kowloon: Lai Chi Kok Park Swimming Pool, Lei Cheng Uk Swimming Pool, Kowloon Park Swimming Pool, Tai Wan Shan Swimming Pool, Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool, Hammer Hill Road Swimming Pool, Kwun Tong Swimming Pool
    New Territories: Tuen Mun North West Swimming Pool, Kwai Shing Swimming Pool, Tai Po Swimming Pool, Sha Tin Jockey Club Swimming Pool
     Lifesaving services at Butterfly Beach in Tuen Mun District, as well as Trio Beach, Silverstrand Beach and Clear Water Bay Second Beach in Sai Kung District are now suspended. Red flags have been hoisted at the beaches. For safety reasons, swimmers are advised not to enter the water.
     The rest of 30 public swimming pools, 34 public beaches and all water sports centres remain open to the public.
     The department apologised for any inconvenience caused.
     Members of the public may call the LCSD hotline at 2414 5555 or respective public swimming pools or public beaches to enquire about their opening.  The telephone numbers are listed in the LCSD's website at www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/beach/swim-intro/swim-location-hk.html (for swimming pools on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon), www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/beach/swim-intro/swim-location-nt.html (for swimming pools in the New Territories), www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/beach/index/beach-location-hk.html (for beaches on Hong Kong Island) or www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/beach/index/beach-location-nt.html (for beaches in the New Territories).
Ends/Sunday, July 17, 2016
Issued at HKT 14:51
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