Crowd safety management measures and special traffic arrangements for Christmas at Lan Kwai Fong

     Police will implement crowd safety management measures and special traffic arrangements at Lan Kwai Fong, Central from December 24 (Friday) to December 25 (Saturday) to facilitate the public to celebrate the festive season. Police reminded members of the public to observe regulations on the prohibition of group gatherings and wearing of masks in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

A. Crowd safety management measures

     As a large number of people is expected, crowd management measures will be implemented in Lan Kwai Fong area. It could take a long time to enter Lan Kwai Fong. Please follow the Police's instruction and queue patiently.
     Members of the public are urged not to bring or discharge aerosol spray in the vicinity as it may be hazardous to people nearby. Parents are advised not to bring children into the area.

B. Road closure

     The following roads will be closed from 2pm on December 24 to 5am on December 25:

- D'Aguilar Street between Wyndham Street and Wellington Street;
- Lan Kwai Fong;
- Wing Wah Lane;
- Wo On Lane;
- Wellington Street between Wyndham Street and D'Aguilar Street; and
- On Lan Street.

     Depending on the crowd situation, the following roads may be closed:

- Stanley Street between D’Aguilar Street and Cochrane Street;
- Wyndham Street between Glenealy and Queen's Road Central;
- D'Aguilar Street between Queen’s Road Central and Wellington Street;
- Wellington Street between D'Aguilar Street and Cochrane Street ;
- Cochrane Street between Wellington Street and Stanley Street;
- Lyndhurst Terrance; and
- Queen’s Road Central between Pedder Street and Pottinger Street.

     Upon completion of traffic diversions, the crowd will be directed to queue up along Queen's Road Central, D'Aguilar Street, Stanley Street, Cochrane Street and Wellington Street. The whole section of D'Aguilar Street will be closed to vehicular traffic.

C. Suspension of on-street parking spaces

     All on-street parking spaces on the following streets will be suspended from 1pm on December 24 to 5am on December 25:

- Stanley Street near D’Aguilar Street;
- Wyndham Street between Arbuthnot Road and D'Aguilar Street; and
- On Lan Street.

     Any vehicle found illegally parked within the precincts mentioned above will be towed away without prior notice, and may subject to multiple ticketing.

     Depending on actual traffic and crowd conditions in the areas, the above traffic arrangements and crowd safety management measures will also be implemented from 2pm on December 25 to 5am on December 28. Members of the public are advised to exercise tolerance and patience and take heed of instructions of the Police on site.

Ends/Thursday, December 23, 2021
Issued at HKT 17:17