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, 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 valid vaccination records, Medical Exemption Certificates or Recovery Record under the Vaccine Pass arrangement;
  • • Except for those who are exempt, all visitors are requested to scan the QR code via the “LeaveHomeSafe” Mobile App and present the Vaccine Pass or exemption certificates under the Vaccine Pass arrangement at the fair entrance. However, exempted visitors are required to complete the declaration form provided (information collected will be based on the latest requirements set under “Vaccine Pass” and “LeaveHomeSafe” regulations) 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).

No eating or drinking at the fairground
  • 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 at designated places at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • All food and beverages sold on-site must be sealed-packed. Free tasting is also prohibited.

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.