The Leisure and Cultural Services Department manages a total of 44 public swimming pool complexes in Hong Kong, of which 9 are on Hong Kong Island, 13 in Kowloon and 22 in the New Territories.
Pool water in all public swimming pools is continuously filtered and sterilised throughout the opening hours. The water quality is always closely monitored on the spot as well as by regular laboratory tests.
For the latest information on public swimming pools (such as temporary closure of the whole swimming pool complex due to emergencies), please visit our webpage on Press Releases. For information on temporary closure of public swimming pools due to bookings by organizations, please visit our webpage on information of Swimming Pools.
(i) Opening Arrangement of Public Swimming Pools
In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the LCSD has relaxed the limit on the number of users in 42 reopened public swimming pools starting from 19 August 2021, with the maximum number of persons allowed in swimming pools relaxed to 50 per cent of capacity and Jacuzzi hot tub remain closed. Please refer to https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/beach/common/documents/reopen_annex1_19082021.pdf or the pools concerned. For details of facilities in swimming pools to be reopened, please refer to notices displayed at the venues.
The LCSD will adopt special measures when reopening public swimming pools as follows:
|⚫||Temporarily limiting the maximum capacity of swimming pools to 50 per cent in order to maintain distance among swimmers, and opening some pool facilities only;|
|⚫||Distributing numbered tickets to people lining up when the numbers of users in swimming pools have reached the temporary maximum pool capacity, and reminding them to take note of the numbers shown on the queuing board in order to avoid people gathering;|
|⚫||Arranging body temperature screening for all people before entering swimming pools. Those with symptoms such as fever or respiratory illness will not be allowed to enter the swimming pools;|
The LCSD will pay close attention to the latest developments of the pandemic, as well as the requirements for scheduled premises as stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), and review or revise the above reopening arrangements in due course.
(ii) Sales of Swimming Pool Monthly Ticket
Public swimming pool monthly tickets are available at designated booking offices of swimming pool monthly tickets and Leisure Link Booking Offices at the District Leisure Services Offices.
(iii) Refund Arrangement of Group Hirers or Holders of swimming pool monthly tickets
Group Hirers or Holders of swimming pool monthly tickets wishing to apply for refund of hire charge should complete the application form for refund and submit with the original permit by mail or in person to the respective LCSD District Leisure Services Offices (DLSOs) or pool office concerned as soon as possible. Application form can be downloaded from https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/tc/aboutlcsd/forms/refunds.html.
In view of the epidemic situation, fee charging leisure facilities of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department were closed for the public, leading to a surge in the number of applications for refund. We have taken measures to expedite the processing of these applications but still it may take a longer time than usual. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Leisure and Cultural Services Department