Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 1 Apr 2021
Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

1. Latest social distancing measures

To continue containing the spread of the disease, the Government will maintain the majority of the social distancing measures and adjust the relevant restrictions for some activities with lower risks appropriately. The arrangement for religious activities took effect on March 31. The other social distancing measures takes effect from April 1, for a period of 14 days till April 14.

Catering business and scheduled premises

(1)        The existing requirements and restrictions applicable to catering business will be maintained

(2)        Swimming pools can be opened when the relevant requirements and restrictions are fulfilled

(3)        The maximum number of persons to be allowed at cinemas, places of public entertainment with live performance, theme parks, public skating rinks, spectator stands of sports premises and swimming pools will be increased to 75% of the capacity

(4)        Bathhouses, party rooms, clubs or nightclubs, karaoke establishments and mahjong-tin kau premises will continue to be closed

(5)        The Government is exploring that staff of catering business and scheduled premises who have completed vaccination (i.e. 14 days after receiving the second vaccine dose) would be deemed as having fulfilled the regular testing requirement of once in  every 14 days. Details will be announced in due course

Group gathering and mask-wearing requirement

(1)        Religious gatherings during which no food or drink is served (except food or drink as part of a religious ritual) will be allowed

(2)        The prohibition on group gatherings of more than 4 persons in public places will continue

(3)        The mandatory mask-wearing requirement will be extended

For details, please refer to the press release and annexes:


2. Working Group announces list of air purifiers meeting specified specifications

The Secretary for Food and Health has earlier stipulated a requirement on air change or air purifiers to be complied with in dine-in restaurants in the directions in relation to catering business under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F). The Working Group, established for the smooth implementation of the requirement, announced today (April 1) that air purifiers that meet the specified specifications will be uploaded onto the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD)'s webpage (www.fehd.gov.hk/english/licensing/guide_general_reference/Information_air-changes_purification.html) by batches, for reference by catering premises operators and ventilation contractors.

For details, please refer to the press release:


3. Consolidated testing requirements for persons arriving from places in China at different boundary control points

The Government has tallied the post-arrival testing arrangements at different control points, and require persons arriving at Hong Kong (either via land boundary control points or the airport) from places in China on or after April 1, to undergo testing on arrival/the 2nd day of arrival at Hong Kong and on the 12th day of their arrival.

Please refer to the press release for details:


4. Quarantine arrangements of arrivals at Hong Kong

The Government will closely monitor the situation, including the developments of the epidemic both globally and locally, vaccination progress, and changes in the volume of cross-boundary passenger traffic, and will adjust the boarding and compulsory quarantine requirements for persons arriving at Hong Kong from places of different risks when necessary. Please stay tuned for latest arrangements.


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