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FEHD reminds operators and patrons of bars/pubs to observe latest social distancing measures to take effect shortly
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     A spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said today (June 15) that the Government announced yesterday (June 14) the gazettal in accordance with the public health emergency regulations under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance, which will require patrons of bars/pubs and clubs/nightclubs to present proof of a negative rapid antigen test result obtained within 24 hours before entering the relevant premises. The spokesman reminded relevant operators and patrons to observe and comply with the new requirement as well as other applicable regulations and restrictions.

     The spokesman said, "The new requirement above will be applicable to customers entering bars/pubs, clubs/nightclubs and bar/pub zone in catering premises, starting 5am tomorrow (June 16)."

     The spokesman continued, "The new requirement above will not be applicable to customers not entering the bar/pub zone in catering premises."

     The FEHD has updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of bars/pubs in its Vaccine Pass thematic webpage for reference by relevant operators and patrons. For details, please browse the following webpage (www.fehd.gov.hk/english/events/covid19/vaccine_bubble_faq.html).

     ‚ÄčTo minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission and epidemic rebound, the spokesman strongly appealed to all sectors of the community to stay vigilant and comply with the relevant regulations on prevention and control of disease in a concerted and persistent manner. The FEHD has strengthened its publicity efforts and will continue to take stringent enforcement actions. All sectors are reminded to exercise self-discipline and co-operate to fight the virus together.
 
Ends/Wednesday, June 15, 2022
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