Latest arrangements on services of Public Records Office of Government Records Service

     In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the Government Records Service (GRS) announced today (March 23) that its Public Records Office (PRO) will maintain Search Room services only on Mondays for members of the public who have made reservations for holdings through the online catalogue. Services for all other days of the week will be suspended with immediate effect until further notice.

     Reservations for inspecting PRO's holdings can be made through its online catalogue. Reservation requests by up to 15 users will be accepted for each open day on a first-come, first-served basis. Users will be notified of the reservation result by email.

     As part of the infection control measures, while cleansing of public facilities in the Hong Kong Public Records Building will be enhanced, any person entering the Hong Kong Public Records Building will undergo an on-the-spot body temperature check arranged by the GRS. Anyone whose body temperature is higher than the prescribed level or who refuses to undergo a body temperature check will not be allowed to enter the building.

     In addition, the Exhibition Hall of the Hong Kong Public Records Building will continue to be temporarily closed, and visitor and public education programmes will also be cancelled until further notice.

     The GRS will continue to monitor the situation closely and review the arrangements in a timely manner. Members of the public are advised to visit the GRS website ( for the latest updates. For enquiries, please email at

Ends/Monday, March 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:30