To tie in with the response level under the "Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance" being raised to Emergency Response Level and avoid people from gathering, the following cultural and leisure facilities of Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will be temporarily closed from January 29 with recreational, sports and cultural programmes held at these venues cancelled until further notice.
Land sports facilities and aquatic facilities temporarily closed include all sports centres, sports grounds, grass pitches, artificial turf soccer pitches, tennis courts, squash courts, bowling greens, golf facilities, public swimming pools, beaches, Tuen Mun Recreation and Sports Centre, water sports centres and holiday camps. Cultural facilities include all museums, performance venues, public libraries and their study rooms, mobile libraries, and music centres of the Music Office.
All LCSD recreation and sports programmes will also be temporarily suspended from January 29 until further notice. Programmes include training courses, fun days, carnivals and healthy exercises held in LCSD as well as non-LCSD venues such as housing estates and sheltered workshops.
Refund arrangements will be announced later.