Latest arrangements on LCSD leisure venues and sports facilities (Updated on 4/8)
In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, further measures have to be adopted to maintain social distancing. The leisure and cultural venues/facilities reopened earlier are temporarily closed starting from July 15 (Wednesday) until further notice.
Outdoor leisure venues/facilities are temporarily closed
Outdoor leisure venues/facilities including tennis courts, bowling greens, sports grounds, Ngau Chi Wan Park Archery Range, Shek O Obstacle Golf Course, Tuen Mun Recreation and Sports Centre, grass pitches, artificial turf soccer pitches, hard-surface pitches, gateball courts, table tennis tables, barbecue sites, skateparks, roller skating rinks, roller hockey grounds, skateboard grounds, outdoor fitness equipment, model car play areas, model boat pools, cycling facilities (except for cycle paths), amphitheatres, public swimming pools, beaches, water sports centres; holiday camps and Pui O Campsite are temporarily closed.
Indoor sports facilities are temporarily closed
All indoor sports facilities including sports centres, squash centres and badminton centres are also closed on July 15.
Passive/Amenity areas remain open
Passive/Amenity areas at LCSD's parks (such as lawns and benches in parks) and outdoor jogging tracks at parks remain open.
Booking applications are suspended
Meanwhile, all booking applications for the department's land-based recreation and sports facilities in July are suspended. The LCSD also suspend group booking for public swimming pools in July. Application for use of amphitheatres and non-fee charging leisure venues for non-designated use/sales activities will continue to be suspended until further notice.
The recreation and sports programmes to be held in August and September are cancelled
The LCSD has also cancelled the recreation and sports programmes to be held in August and September so as to reduce social contacts and prevent the spread of the virus in the community. The LCSD will arrange refunds for the affected participants of paid activities.
For refund arrangements in relation to venue closures, the hirer may submit a completed refund application form together with the original booking permit to the LCSD booking office at a District Leisure Services Office or to relevant leisure venues by post. The application form can be downloaded from www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/aboutlcsd/forms/refund.html.
The LCSD will continue to monitor the situation closely and review the arrangements in a timely manner.