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Home Affairs Department continues to take stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic regulations
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     A spokesman for the Home Affairs Department (HAD) said today (November 21) that the Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) under the HAD continued to step up inspections of premises licensed by the OLA (including hotels, guesthouses, club-houses and amusement game centres). The licence holders, customers and guests are required to strictly comply with the requirements and directions under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) etc, including the requirement of the Red Code and Amber Code under the Vaccine Pass; and customers of catering premises participating in a banquet activity have to comply with the rapid antigen test requirement. The OLA will proactively take stringent enforcement actions on an ongoing basis. Premises operators and the public are urged not to defy the law, but to work together to reduce the risk of virus transmission in the community.

     In the past two weeks (from November 7 to November 20), the inspection figures of the OLA in respect of scheduled premises licensed by it are set out below. There are no non-compliance cases.
 
Premises Number of inspections
Hotels 122
Guesthouses 533
Club-houses 410
Amusement game centres 26

     ‚ÄčThe HAD strongly appeals again to all persons-in-charge and patrons of the premises to stay vigilant and continue to comply with the relevant regulations on prevention and control of disease in a concerted and persistent manner, with a view to keeping their staff, customers and the public safe, and controlling the epidemic situation. The HAD will continue to strengthen its publicity efforts and enforcement action. All trades are reminded to exercise self-discipline and comply with the regulations to fight the virus together.
 
Ends/Monday, November 21, 2022
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