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, Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks 2021, including the following:

Maintain on-site hygiene and minimise the risk of COVID-19 virus transmission
  • All exhibitors and visitors are required to wear masks. As advised by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), it is recommended to wear surgical masks, and NOT masks with exhalation valves;
  • Face shields or goggles will be arranged for on-site staff who have frequent exposure to visitors; Exhibitors are encouraged to make similar arrangements for their staff;
  • Before entering the fairground, on-site staff and exhibitors are required to present either of below proofs:
    1) SMS notification containing a negative result of the COVID-19 nucleic acid test taken on or within 14 days before the date they perform duties at the fairs or
    2) Vaccination record showing the completion of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine within 14 days before the date they perform duties at the fairs;
  • All visitors are requested to scan the QR code via the “LeaveHomeSafe” Mobile App at the fair entrance or complete the registration form in online or physical format provided (visitor’s name, contact number, date and time of visit will be collected) which will be kept by the Organiser for 31 days, to facilitate contact-tracing by the CHP whenever necessary;
  • Exhibitors are required to keep records of the roster and contact details of their on-site staff;
  • Infra-red thermo-imaging stations will be arranged to monitor the temperatures of visitors;
  • Hand sanitisers will be provided in different locations of the venue;
  • Lift panels, escalator handrails, handrails, door handles, tables and chairs will be sterilised regularly and thoroughly;
  • Cleaning and disinfection of the venue will be stepped up, including exhibition hall aisles, exhibitor booths, restrooms and other on-site facilities;
  • Visitors will be required to practice social distancing when queuing inside the venue, according to the floor markers;
  • Fresh air circulation will be improved to enhance venue ventilation;
  • Advisory notices on health measures will be displayed at prominent locations in the venue and personal health tips will be posted on the fair websites;
  • Health Ambassadors will be stationed at the venue to provide advice to visitors. And there will be staff deployed to ensure the compliance of health measures by exhibitors and visitors;
  • Exhibitors are encouraged to practice measures that minimise the exchange of cash, close contact between staff and visitors and large gatherings of people. There will be no paper tickets for sale nor ticketing office at the fairground. Visitors can pay directly by Octopus card for admission at major hall entrances (No Octopus card top-up service will be available at the fairground).
Crowd control
  • Encourage visitors to order or buy tickets in advance, either online and mobile app (Octopus and HK Ticketing) or at designated spots such as convenience stores (All 7-Eleven and Circle K) and HK Ticketing, to reduce queuing time and close contact;  
  • Offer incentives to avoid crowding during peak hours:
    • Morning Admission Ticket: HK$10 for entry before 12noon during the fair period (pay directly by Octopus for admission at the hall entrances only)
    • Night Admission Ticket: HK$10 for entry on 14, 15, 18 and 19 July (Wed, Thurs, Sun and Mon) after 7pm (pay directly by Octopus for admission at the hall entrances only)
    • Refine the Special Re-entry Promotion: visitors who purchase a regular ticket dated 14 or 15 July (Wed or Thurs) can enjoy free admission once in each of the following time slots by presenting the re-entry coupon distributed onsite:
      I) 16-18 July (Fri to Sun) after 7pm
      II) 19 July (Mon) after 7pm
No eating or drinking at the fairground
  • Other than the designated places, eating or drinking, including sample tasting, are not allowed at the fairground (including booth areas). Visitors cannot consume any food or drinks at the venue.
  • Catering service will be provided to exhibitors and visitors at designated places of the fairground.

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;
  • If you have a fever or respiratory symptoms, do not enter the fairground and do seek medical advice promptly;
  • Do not enter the fairground if you have been in close contact with any person in Hong Kong or overseas who is a confirmed or preliminary positive case of the COVID-19 virus;
  • 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, cleansing hands with a 70 to 80% alcohol-based hand rub is an effective alternative;
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing. Dispose of the soiled tissues into a lidded rubbish bin, and then wash hands thoroughly;
  • Take a shower and wash your hair when you return home after visiting the fair and wash the clothes you have worn on that day properly.