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Latest arrangements for EPD services
    The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) announced today (April 19) that various public services of the department would resume as normal starting from April 21.
     All public counters of the EPD will resume normal services starting from April 21, including counter services in regional offices and other counter services for licences and other applications. The instant call answering service of the EPD's general customer hotline (2838 3111) will resume, while the telephone enquiry services of other registration schemes will also revert to normal operating hours.
     EPD facilities to reopen on April 21 include:
* EcoPark visitor centre;
* T•PARK visitor centre (except T•SPA);
* O•PARK 1 visitor centre;
* WEEE•PARK visitor centre; and
* Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre.
     The guided tours of the above facilities will resume upon the reopening of the facilities, but the number of persons on the tours will be limited to achieve social distancing. Members of the public can make advance bookings online for the guided tours and the facilities, starting from April 19.
     The following facilities at restored landfills will be reopened on April 21:
* Shuen Wan Restored Landfill - Golf Driving Range;
* Tseung Kwan O Restored Landfill - Football Training Centre; and
* Gin Drinkers Bay Restored Landfill - Hong Kong Jockey Club International BMX Park.
     The Gin Drinkers Bay Restored Landfill - Cricket Hong Kong Centre will be reopened on April 23.
     In addition, the GREEN@COMMUNITY recycling network (including all Recycling Stations, Recycling Stores and Recycling Spots) will resume normal recycling operation (including the GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme), with education programmes continuing be conducted mainly online.
     The EPD reminds venue users that a series of disease prevention measures will be adopted at the facilities, including limiting the total number of visitors and tour guides, and sports players in accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) as appropriate. Body temperature screening will be conducted and Vaccine Pass QR codes will be checked for people entering relevant facilities, and visitors need to wear their own masks and use the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile application, etc. The venues will also step up cleaning, closely monitor the latest developments of the pandemic, and take immediate action accordingly as and when necessary.
Ends/Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:00
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