LCSD appeals to public again not to gather during holidays

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The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (December 27), together with relevant departments, continued to step up patrols at venues managed by the LCSD in the territory to remind members of the public to maintain an appropriate social distance with other people. The public should also strictly observe regulations on the prohibition of group gathering and should wear masks at all times when being present in any public place. The LCSD has stepped up patrols with the Police during the Christmas holiday and nearly 6000 times verbal advice and 10 fixed penalty notices were given out to offenders of the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap 599G) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap 599I).


The LCSD has stepped up patrols with the Police during the Christmas holiday and nearly 6000 times verbal advice and 10 fixed penalty notices were given out to offenders of the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap 599G) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap 599I). .

Nearly 2500 times verbal advice and 34 fixed penalty notices were given out at various venues managed by the LCSD throughout the territory as of 4pm today. The LCSD spokesperson calls on members of the public to exercise self-discipline in order to reduce the chances of spreading the virus in the community.

The LCSD will continue to step up patrols on New Year’s Eve and the first day of January. Enforcement actions will be taken against offenders.

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