AFCD continues closure of barbecue sites and campsites in country parks

     The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) announced today (November 13) that, to reduce social contact as far as possible, the barbecue sites and campsites in country parks will remain closed until further notice.

     There are currently 163 barbecue sites and 41 campsites under the management of the AFCD, and all of them have been closed since July 15. Details of these sites are available on the AFCD's website ( During the closure of the facilities, no one should carry out barbecuing or camping activities in country parks, or enter a cordoned-off area.

     An AFCD spokesman said, "Since July 15, the AFCD has conducted 48 015 inspections of these sites, issued 4 984 pieces of verbal advice and warnings, and taken enforcement action against 324 persons for illegally entering these closed sites."

     AFCD staff will continue to step up patrols of the sites concerned. Appropriate follow-up action will be taken against any violation of relevant regulations, he noted.

     The spokesman also said that the department would continue to closely monitor the situation and review the above arrangement as appropriate. For enquiries, please call 1823. For the latest updates on the facilities in the country parks, members of the public can also visit the "Enjoy Hiking" website (

     The spokesman reminded country park visitors to maintain personal and environmental hygiene and social distancing. Visitors should properly dispose of used masks and waste and take their litter home.

Ends/Friday, November 13, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:00