Hygiene Measures & Health Tips

Hygiene Measures & Health Tips

To ensure the safety and health of exhibitors and visitors, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will implement a series of measures during Hong Kong Book Fair 2020 and its highlight, Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, including:

On-site hygiene measures
  • Require all exhibitors and visitors to wear masks;
  • Install infra-red thermo-imaging station to monitor temperatures;
  • Provide hand sanitisers in different locations of the venue;
  • Sterilise lift panels, escalator handrails, door handles, tables and chairs regularly and thoroughly;
  • Improve fresh air circulation to enhance venue ventilation;
  • Put up advisory notices at prominent locations in the venue and release health tips on the fair website;
  • Station Health Ambassadors at the venue to provide prevention tips to visitors.
Crowd control
  • Encourage visitors to order or buy tickets in advance, either online or at designated spots such as convenience stores, to reduce queuing time and close contact;  
  • Require visitors to maintain social distance when queuing inside the venue, with specific spacing marks to ensure visitors keep a certain distance from each other;
  • Offer incentives to avoid crowding during peak hours:
    • Morning Admission Ticket: HK$10 for entry before 12noon during the fair period (sold only at the venue)
    • Night Admission Ticket: HK$10 for entry on 15, 16, 19 and 20 July (Wed, Thu, Sun and Mon) after 7pm (sold only at the venue)
    • Refine the Special Re-entry Promotion: visitors who purchase a regular ticket dated 15 or 16 July (Wed or Thu) can enjoy free admission once in each of the following time slots by presenting the whole stub:
      I)  17-19 July (Fri to Sun) after 7pm
      II) 20 July (Mon) after 7pm
Personal health tips
  • Perform hand hygiene frequently, especially before touching the mouth, nose or eyes; after touching public installations such as handrails or doorknobs; or when hands are contaminated by respiratory secretion after coughing or sneezing;
  • When having a fever or respiratory symptoms, do not enter the fairground and seek medical advice promptly;
  • Do not enter the fairground if you have been to any overseas countries or areas or in close contact with any person who is a confirmed or preliminary positive case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the past 14 days;
  • Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds. Then rinse with water and dry with a disposable paper towel or hand dryer. If hand washing facilities are not available, or when hands are not visibly soiled, hand hygiene with 70 to 80 % alcohol-based hand rub is an effective alternative;
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing. Dispose soiled tissues into a lidded rubbish bin, then wash hands thoroughly.