|Surrounded by the sea, Hong Kong is a wonderful place for water sports. In order to provide more opportunities for the general public to enjoy the great fun of water sports activities and to improve their skills in water sports through participation in various training programmes.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) has established five water sports centers in the New Territories and Hong Kong Island, namely the Chong Hing Water Sports Centre adjacent to the High Island Reservoir Sai Kung, Stanley Main Beach Water Sports situated at Stanley Main Beach, St. Stephen's Beach Water Sports Centre opposite Stanley Bay, Tai Mei Tuk Water Sports Centre next to Main Dam of Plover Cove Reservoir, Tai Po, and the Jockey Club Wong Shek Water Sports Centre at Wong Shek Pier, Sai Kung.
Each year, thousands of people make use of the facilities and attend the training programmes provided by these Centres. The centres are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m..
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will reopen the following water sports centres on 21 May 2020, including-
Chong Hing Water Sports Centre
Stanley Main Beach Water Sports Centre
St. Stephen's Beach Water Sports Centre
Tai Mei Tuk Water Sports Centre
The Jockey Club Wong Shek Water Sports Centre
Venue users of all the above reopened facilities are to comply with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) on the prohibition of group gathering of more than the number of people as stipulated by the law.
To avoid people gathering and to foster social distancing, the LCSD will adopt special measures at water sports centres to be reopened. Measures include arranging body temperature taking for all persons at entrance of the water sports centres, limiting the number of craft hiring not over half of the original number of facilities, limiting the numbers of participants of day camp and tent camp of Chong Hing Water Sports Centre not over of the original capacities. Furthermore, enhanced cleansing measures will be stepped up. Changing rooms and shower facilities at the water sports centres will be reopened on the same day, with implementation of infection control measures to reduce the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Members of the public can book the reopened fee charging leisure facilities via the Internet Booking Service of Leisure Link, Leisure Link Booking Office of the District Leisure Services Offices, Leisure Link Booking Office and Self-service Kiosk of the reopened leisure venues, starting from 20 May. Leisure Link Booking Office of the water sports centres will resume booking services on the same day of reopening of leisure facilities.