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DSE under the epidemic: Counselling Service Platforms

DSE under the epidemic: Counselling Service Platforms

The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) announced that written examinations of Category A subjects of the 2022 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) will be held between 22 April and 14 May according to the examination timetable announced earlier. Practical examinations of Physical Education and Music will be held in late May/early June. How are you prepared for the HKDSE under the epidemic? If you find yourself feeling stressed or in need of counselling support for examinations and further studies, you may wish to contact the following organisations for assistance.   1. “Shall We Talk” DSE Exam Stress Management web page Website: >>Click here<< Emergency helplines: >>Click here<<   2. Student.hk - Stay with YOUth Anti-epidemic Counselling Service (Chinese only) Website: >>Click here<< Tel: 2503 3399 Service hours: 2pm to 6pm (Tuesday, Friday)   3. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups - DSE 27771112 Hotline (Chinese only) Website: >>Click here<< Counselling hotline for study: 2777 1112 Service hours: 2pm to 2am, Monday to Saturday Whatsapp for “utouch” emotion support: 6277 8899 Whatsapp for DSE enquiry: 5405 5051 Service hours: 2pm to 12am, Monday to Saturday Email: dse@hkfyg.org.hk   4. Jockey Club Online Youth Emotional Support - Open Up Website: >>Click here<< Facebook / Instagram: hkopenup WhatsApp / SMS: 91 012 012 Service hours: 24-hour online counselling service   5. Jockey Club Cyber Youth Outreach Service - Caritas Infinity Teens (Chinese only) Website: >>Click here<< Tel: 2339 3759 / 9377 3666 (WhatsApp & Signal) Email: ycsteens@caritassws.org.hk Service hours: Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm Thursday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm Friday: 6:00pm - 2:00am Saturday: 6:00pm - 2:00am Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays   6. The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong Website: >>Click here<< Tel: 2389 2222 (Chinese) Service hours: 24-hour Tel: 2389 2223 (English) Service hours: 6:30 pm to 10 pm (Monday to Friday, except public holidays) “Chatpoint” Web Engagement Service  (Chinese only) Website: >>Click here<< Service hours: 4pm to 1am (Monday to Friday) / 8pm to 1am (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)     The above information is for reference only. Updated information will be subjected to the announcement of individual organisations. If information from other organisations is needed, please contact the school social workers, counsellors, etc.
Supporting HKDSE Exam Candidates

Supporting HKDSE Exam Candidates

The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination commenced on 22 April. The Curriculum Development Institute of the Education Bureau has specially disseminated the Sayings of Wisdom with the candidates; aiming to foster a positive atmosphere in society in time of epidemic.“Where there’s a will, there’s a way” encourages the candidates to exert their very best with strong willpower and perseverance for the HKDSE Examination amid the epidemic. Promotional Poster Designated Webpage for Secondary 6 Students As always, the Education Bureau (EDB) provides support for S6 students.  Students may visit the Designated Webpage for Secondary 6 Students, which provides essential information about the HKDSE Examination, multiple pathways and various support services in planning for their future pathways.  
Examinations

Examinations

Hong Kong public examinations The study rooms are always full during the months from March till May, when the major public examination, the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) takes place. If you have to buy Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA)’s publications, you can easily do it online. Other examinations Apart from the HKCEE and HKALE, the HKEAA also conducts other examinations including Test of Proficiency in Putonghua, Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers and a large number of examinations on behalf of local and overseas examining bodies, which include professional bodies, examination boards, colleges and universities. Relieving stress  To alleviate examination stress, you can do some physical exercises to keep yourself in good shape and to reduce stress. In doing so, your examination results are likely to be improved as well.  
Tips for DSE Students on Relief of Stress

Tips for DSE Students on Relief of Stress

It is natural for students sitting for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) to feel worried. You may worry about your prospects as well as possible changes to come. Amid the epidemic, you may also experience exceptional challenges when preparing for the DSE. Proper management of negative emotions and stress would help your maintain a good condition fit for facing future challenges.  Plan in advanceCollect information on study and career in advance, and write down a few mock plans and options. You would feel more at ease with more concrete information at hand.   Keep open for alternativesStay positive about various possible scenarios. Remind yourself that “there are more choices and alternatives than what we expect”, and try to make back up career and study plans that are suitable for you.   Seek adviceYou may receive loads of information on further study. Advice from your teachers or peers with experience can ease your concerns. Share your views honestly with your parents enables them to understand you more and thus help you to make better choices.   Enjoy the momentIf you start to feel worried, remind yourself that not much can be done to change the plans and extra worries will not help. Work out a daily schedule, focus on the present and enjoy some relaxing activities to free yourself from anxiety.  Look for supportGather with your family and friends to relax and share with each other experience and ways of managing stress and anxiety. You may also share with them your stress before the release of the exam results via video calls amid the epidemic.    Seek support immediately if you experience persistent negative emotions. Feeling stressed after the exam results are released? No worries, stay tuned to our website for information on stress relief after the release of the exam results. Last but not least, we wish each and every DSE candidates the best: do your best and no regrets! Reference Student Health Service, Department of Health: Emotional Health Tips The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong (Chinese only)   Other Resources Student Health Service, Department of Health: Exam Stress Management Student Health Service, Department of Health: Stress of Exam Results Hok Yau Club & Radio Television Hong Kong: Podcast Online“Time to strive for DSE" (Chinese only) Shall We Talk: Practical Tips on Managing DSE Stress Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups: Supporting Zone of DSE (Chinese only)

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance for Secondary Students

Financial Assistance for Secondary Students

Scholarships School days can be one of life's most wonderful episodes. You learn new things and face new challenges. Students with outstanding performance may even win scholarships. So make the most of it! Scholarships are usually provided by funds, such as the Senior Secondary Education Awards of the Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund and Marine Fish Scholarship Fund, the Grantham Scholarships Fund, the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship (Undergraduate Student), the Education Scholarships Fund, and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund (including Medals and Prizes). You can find other relevant scholarship information in the Life Planning Information Website of the Education Bureau and Student Finance Office, Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency. The Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship The Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship supports universities and tertiary institutions in admitting local students who excel in sports, arts and/or community services. Details can be found on the website of Youth Development Commission. Grants and loans  The Grantham Maintenance Grants provides maintenance grants to full-time Secondary 4 to Secondary 6 students as well as students studying certain full-time courses in the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education who are financially in need. In addition, the Sing Tao Charitable Foundation Students' Loan Fund offers interest-free emergency loans to Secondary 4 to Secondary 6 students who face sudden financial hardship due to adverse changes in family circumstances. Student Financial Assistance Scheme The Student Finance Office, Working Family and Student Finicial Assistance Agency currently administers various student financial assistance schemes to provide assistance to disadvantaged secondary students in the form of School Textbook Assistance, Student Travel Subsidy and Subsidy for Internet Access Charges. Students of Yi Jin Diploma can also apply for financial assistance and for those who meet the prescribed criteria will obtain 30% or 100% tuition fee reimbursement.  
[Subsidy] Subsidy Schemes for Local Studies

[Subsidy] Subsidy Schemes for Local Studies

If you decide to continue your study locally and need financial supports, no worry! You can pay attention to the following financial assistance schemes provided by the Student Finance Office of Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency. You can also use the tool “What am I eligible for?” to sort out the assistance scheme(s) which you may apply for and to calculate the estimated amount/level of assistance. 1. Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) For students taking up exclusively UGC-funded or publicly-funded full-time programmes. 2. Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (NLSFT) For students pursuing programmes covered under the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS). 3. Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) For students taking up full-time, locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes. 4. Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) For students pursuing programmes covered under the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP). 5. Extended Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) For students pursuing specific post-secondary / continuing and professional education courses provided in Hong Kong 6. Student Travel Subsidy for Tertiary or Post-secondary Students For successful applicants of TSFS and FASP, attend full-time day courses up to first degree level and reside beyond 10 minutes walking distance from student’s normal place of study and travel to school by public transportation. Continuing Education Fund The Continuing Education Fund (CEF) subsidises adults who aspire to further their education through continuing education and training courses.  Eligible applicants may submit an unlimited number of claims for reimbursement of course fees on successful completion of CEF reimbursable courses up to a maximum sum of HK$20,000.  The co-payment ratios by learners (i.e. the percentage of course fee to be borne by learners) for the first HK$10,000 subsidy is 20% of the course fee and that for the second HK$10,000 subsidy is 40% of the course fee. Financial Assistance Scheme for Designated Evening Adult Education Courses Under the Financial Assistance Scheme for Designated Evening Adult Education Courses, you can be entitled to 30%, 50% or 100% reimbursement of the tuition fee paid, subject to meeting the prescribed criteria. Subsidy Scheme for Further Studies in the Mainland Students who are interested in applying to the Mainland higher education institutions, you may refer to [Subsidy] Any subsidy for Studying in the Mainland? for more information.   Source: Student Finance Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency
[Subsidy] Any Subsidy for Studying in the Mainland?

[Subsidy] Any Subsidy for Studying in the Mainland?

Definitely! There is a subsidy scheme for Hong Kong students who are pursuing studies in the Mainland. To ensure that no students will be deprived of post-secondary education for financial reasons, the Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme (MUSSS) is available for Hong Kong students. Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme The MUSSS is available for eligible Hong Kong students pursuing undergraduate studies in 189 designated Mainland institutions. Hong Kong students who receive and complete a senior secondary education in Hong Kong, including those studying the local or non-local curriculum as well as non-Chinese speaking students, may apply for the subsidy if other criteria are fulfilled. Starting from the 2021/22 academic year, Hong Kong students who have been admitted to Mainland institutions through the School Principal Nomination Scheme under the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions are also eligible for a non-means-tested subsidy, thereby benefitting more students in need. Moreover, Education Bureau has newly developed an online platform to facilitate eligible Hong Kong students on the submission of their MUSSS applications. For the 2021/22 academic year, the full-rate subsidy and half-rate subsidy provided through the means-tested subsidy under the MUSSS are HK$16,800 and HK$8,400 respectively. A non-means-tested subsidy of HK$5,600 is also provided. Details of the Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme>> Application of the Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme>> Higher education institutions in the Mainland also offer their own scholarships, grants, fee remission, etc.  For details and requirements, please refer to the information from individual institutions.     Source:Education Bureau - Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme 

National Education

Constitution Day (4 December)

Constitution Day (4 December)

The existing Constitution of the People's Republic of China (The Constitution) was adopted at the Fifth Session of the Fifth National People's Congress on 4 December 1982. The Constitution is the fundamental and supreme law of the state. As an important symbol and sign of the nation, it has the highest legal status, legal authority, as well as legal effect. With the aim of enhancing public awareness of the Constitution, promoting its spirit, strengthening its implementation and advancing China's overall law-based governance, the Standing Committee of the Twelfth National People's Congress decided at the Eleventh Session on 1 November 2014 to designate 4 December as the "Constitution Day" and that the nation will conduct promotion and education activities of the Constitution through multiple channels. Constitution Day Online Seminar To deepen public understanding of the constitutional basis of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HKSAR co-organised an online seminar on the Constitution Day (4 December) under the theme of "The Constitution and 'One Country, Two Systems'".  The full version of the seminar has been uploaded to the website of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (CMAB). CMAB's Thematic Webpage For more information of the Constitution Day, please refer to CMAB's Thematic Webpage. You may click here to see the relevant video as well. National Education One-Stop Portal Moreover, details of Constitution Day-related activities and other national education events are on the Event Planning Calendar of the National Education One-Stop Portal.

After School Activities

Hobby & Interest

Hobby & Interest

Fishing Hobbies and interests usually reflect the characters of individuals. Sports lovers are usually seen on the move. Fashion lovers cannot wait to get their hands on the latest trends. And fans of fishing are usually more patient than most. So if you are one of these patient folks, you do not have to wait long for a great catch. In Hong Kong, fishing is fantastic out at sea. Likewise, fishing in reservoirs is just as much fun as fishing in the sea, plus you will not get seasick. Just remember that fishing in reservoirs is only allowed during the non-spawning season and also requires a licence. Philately Another hobby for patient types is philately. In fact, in Hong Kong, stamp collecting has over a hundred years of history. Modern stamp designs are a dynamic reflection of Hong Kong today. There are a variety of designs with different stamp themes. Buying philatelic products can be done online – taking the hassles out of queuing up at the post office. E-learning resources from RTHK Often, a hobby is more enjoyable after a bit of study. It can even lead to a career opportunity. E-learning resources from RTHK [Chinese version only] provide many different online courses. The most popular course is related to food, that is yummy dishes DIY [Chinese version only] course, which suit Hong Kong people’s palate best.
e-Book Highlights - Scenery of city – Incredible Architecture

e-Book Highlights - Scenery of city – Incredible Architecture

You may browse selected articles from below e-databases via E-Account; or Library card; or Smart Identity Card allowed for Library Purposes; AND Password.If you have never applied for a library card or E-Account of Hong Kong Public Libraries, please visit the Hong Kong Public Libraries website to know more aboout the application details.  《A History of New York in 27 Buildings》 Introduction: Sam Roberts selects twenty-seven that, in the past four centuries, have been the most emblematic of New York's economic, social, and political evolution. He describes not only the buildings and how they came to be, but also their enduring impact on the city and its people and how the consequences of the construction often reverberated around the world. Author: Roberts, SamPublisher: Bloomsbury Publishing,  2019Source: Overdrive eBooks (Back to top) 《Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination》 Introduction: The book “Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination” brings together architecture, fiction, film and art, the book re-connects the imaginary city with the real – proposing a future for humanity that is already grounded in the present and in the creative practices of many kinds. Author: Dobraszczyk, PaulPublisher: Reaktion Books, 2019Source: OverDrive eBooks (Back to top) 《香港築印》 (Please refer to the Chinese version)  Author: 馮俊鍵Publisher: 非凡出版;香港聯合書刊物流發行,2020Printed Book: Library CatalogueSource: SUEP e-Books (Back to top) 《城市地標:殖民地時代的西式建築》 (Please refer to the Chinese version) Author: 陳天權Publisher: 中華書局(香港)出版;香港聯合書刊物流發行,2019Printed Book: Library CatalogueSource: SUEP e-Books (Back to top) 《圖釋香港中式建築》 Introduction: (Please refer to the Chinese version) Author: 蘇萬興Publisher: 中華書局(香港)出版;香港聯合書刊物流發行,20209Printed Book: Library CatalogueSource: HyRead ebook (Back to top) (The information is provided by Hong Kong Public Libraries)
Hobby & Interest

Hobby & Interest

Fishing Hobbies and interests usually reflect the characters of individuals. Sports lovers are usually seen on the move. Fashion lovers cannot wait to get their hands on the latest trends. And fans of fishing are usually more patient than most. So if you are one of these patient folks, you do not have to wait long for a great catch. In Hong Kong, fishing is fantastic out at sea. Likewise, fishing in reservoirs is just as much fun as fishing in the sea, plus you will not get seasick. Just remember that fishing in reservoirs is only allowed during the non-spawning season and also requires a licence. Philately Another hobby for patient types is philately. In fact, in Hong Kong, stamp collecting has over a hundred years of history. Modern stamp designs are a dynamic reflection of Hong Kong today. There are a variety of designs with different stamp themes. Buying philatelic products can be done online – taking the hassles out of queuing up at the post office. E-learning resources from RTHK Often, a hobby is more enjoyable after a bit of study. It can even lead to a career opportunity. E-learning resources from RTHK [Chinese version only] provide many different online courses. The most popular course is related to food, that is yummy dishes DIY [Chinese version only] course, which suit Hong Kong people’s palate best.
e-Book Highlights - Scenery of city – Incredible Architecture

e-Book Highlights - Scenery of city – Incredible Architecture

You may browse selected articles from below e-databases via E-Account; or Library card; or Smart Identity Card allowed for Library Purposes; AND Password.If you have never applied for a library card or E-Account of Hong Kong Public Libraries, please visit the Hong Kong Public Libraries website to know more aboout the application details.  《A History of New York in 27 Buildings》 Introduction: Sam Roberts selects twenty-seven that, in the past four centuries, have been the most emblematic of New York's economic, social, and political evolution. He describes not only the buildings and how they came to be, but also their enduring impact on the city and its people and how the consequences of the construction often reverberated around the world. Author: Roberts, SamPublisher: Bloomsbury Publishing,  2019Source: Overdrive eBooks (Back to top) 《Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination》 Introduction: The book “Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination” brings together architecture, fiction, film and art, the book re-connects the imaginary city with the real – proposing a future for humanity that is already grounded in the present and in the creative practices of many kinds. Author: Dobraszczyk, PaulPublisher: Reaktion Books, 2019Source: OverDrive eBooks (Back to top) 《香港築印》 (Please refer to the Chinese version)  Author: 馮俊鍵Publisher: 非凡出版;香港聯合書刊物流發行,2020Printed Book: Library CatalogueSource: SUEP e-Books (Back to top) 《城市地標:殖民地時代的西式建築》 (Please refer to the Chinese version) Author: 陳天權Publisher: 中華書局(香港)出版;香港聯合書刊物流發行,2019Printed Book: Library CatalogueSource: SUEP e-Books (Back to top) 《圖釋香港中式建築》 Introduction: (Please refer to the Chinese version) Author: 蘇萬興Publisher: 中華書局(香港)出版;香港聯合書刊物流發行,20209Printed Book: Library CatalogueSource: HyRead ebook (Back to top) (The information is provided by Hong Kong Public Libraries)
Latest arrangements on LCSD leisure venues and sports facilities (Updated on 4/5/2022)

Latest arrangements on LCSD leisure venues and sports facilities (Updated on 4/5/2022)

In view of the relaxation of some social distancing measures announced by the Government, some leisure venues are reopened from April 21 (Thursday), and more venues reopened gradually by phases from May 5 (Thursday). Beaches and swimming pools to be reopenedThe gazetted beaches reopened on May 5, while the lifeguard services are provided at 15 gazetted beaches. All water sports centres also reopened from May 5. Please click here for details of the beaches concerned. Lifeguard services are provided daily at the 15 gazetted beaches from 9am to 6pm. Apart from the 15 gazetted beaches mentioned above, lifeguard services at other beaches remain suspended. The public should not swim at the beaches without lifeguard services to prevent accidents. To ensure the cleanliness and hygiene of the water quality of its swimming pools and swimmers' safety, the LCSD is conducting the process of filtration and sterilisation and collecting water samples for testing. 38 public swimming pools will reopen gradually from May 12 to 16. Please click here for details of the reopening arrangement. Public are not required to wear mask when doing exerciseStarting from May 5, public are not required to wear mask when doing exercise at the LCSD's outdoor sports premises. In view of the second phase of relaxation of social distancing, the public is not required to wear mask when doing exercise within any indoor sports premises starting from May 19.Leisure venues and facilities to be reopenedFacilities to be reopened include indoor sports facilities such as sports centres (including children's play rooms), squash centres/stand-alone squash centres, table tennis centres, badminton centres, the Hong Kong Velodrome and the sports facilities of the Queen Elizabeth Stadium and outdoor sports facilities (including sports grounds, tennis courts, bowling greens, soccer pitches, hockey grounds, archery ranges, sports climbing facilities, golf driving ranges, basketball courts, volleyball courts, handball courts, netball courts, cricket grounds, baseball courts, rugby pitches, badminton courts, table tennis tables, roller hockey grounds, roller skating rinks, gateball courts, Shek O Obstacle Golf Course, cycling facilities, skateparks, skateboard grounds and the facilities of the Tuen Mun Recreation and Sports Centre). Other outdoor leisure facilities including model car play areas, model boat pools, boating parks, outdoor children's play facilities, fitness equipment, road safety towns, chess tables, pebble walking trails, amphitheatres (only for individual leisure use only) and wedding venues are reopened on the same day.Booking Service of Leisure LinkMembers of the public can book the above fee-charging facilities to be reopened via the Internet Booking Service of Leisure Link from April 16 (Saturday). The Booking Office of the District Leisure Services Offices (DLSOs) resumes operation from April 19 (Tuesday). Counter bookings and self-service kiosks at the above venues to be reopened resume operation on the same day of reopening (April 21). Regarding the booking of leisure facilities, the LCSD will adjust the quota of individual booking from a maximum of four hours play per day to a maximum of two hours play per day during non-peak hours for the same type of facility at individual venues. The quota of individual bookings per day during peak hours remains the same (a maximum of two hours play per day for the same type of facility). Moreover, the standby arrangement for non-fee charging land recreation and sports facilities also resume from May 20.On the other hand, applications from schools or organisations for use of amphitheatres and leisure venues for non-designated use/sales activities, and application from schools or organisations for road safety towns continue to be suspended until further notice. Refund arrangementsFor refund arrangements in relation to venue closures, the hirer may submit a completed refund application form together with the original booking permit to the DLSOs of the LCSD in person or by post, or to relevant leisure venues by post (the public can submit the application in person to relevant venues after the reopening), or make use of drop-in boxes located at the DLSOs. The refund application form can be downloaded from the LCSD website. Due to the closure of fee-charging facilities in relation to the situation of COVID-19, the number of refund cases will increase tremendously. The LCSD has adopted measures to handle these refund cases as soon as possible but a prolonged processing time for refunds is expected. Members of the public are advised to note the longer time required for refunds. The department apologises for any inconvenience caused.Take note of social distancingMembers of the public should take note of the latest requirements on mask wearing and the maximum number of players in related sports facilities as stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F). Each group of users must consist of no more than four persons. For team sports, the maximum number of players and referees to be allowed in each playing field/court at any time during competition or a training match should follow the rules and regulations of the respective sports competition. Special measuresVisitors to facilities of sports premises, public libraries, museums, performance venues and music centres will be subject to temperature checks and will need to use hand sanitiser before admission. They also need to wear their own masks. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures will be conducted at venues.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.  
Latest arrangements on cultural venues (Updated on 4/5/2022)

Latest arrangements on cultural venues (Updated on 4/5/2022)

in view of the relaxation of some social distancing measures announced by the Government, some cultural venues are reopened from April 21 (Thursday), and more venues reopened gradually by phases from May 5 (Thursday).Public libraries and study rooms resume servicesAll public libraries resume services from April 21 and starting from May 19, the limit on the number of users in public libraries are suitably relaxed. Facilities to be reopened include the adult, young adult and children's libraries, the newspapers and periodicals areas, the Toy Library of Hong Kong Central Library and computer facilities. Students' study rooms are reopened on April 19 early with extended opening hours until May 31. All book drop services of public libraries and those located at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong Stations as well as the self-service library stations at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai, will maintain services. The counting of overdue fines shall resume from May 5. Please visit the website of Hong Kong Public Libraries for details. Museums are reopenedAll museums (except the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and the Sheung Yiu Folk Museum) are reopened on April 21. And starting from May 19, the limit on the number of users in museums are suitably relaxed. Public programmes will resume gradually. For public programmes to be held at museums, including the screeniing programmes of the Hong Kong Film Archive, the limit on the number of audiences/users and other arrangements are increased from 50 to 85 per cent of the original.Performance venues are reopenedAll performance venues (except for Tai Po Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre and Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre) are reopened for performances or activities with live audiences from April 21 with special seating arrangements. The limit on the number of audiences/users in each facility of LCSD performance venues are relaxed starting from May 19, with capacity to be increased from 50 to 85 per cent of the original. Consecutive seats will be limited to eight. For details, please refer to the notifications of individual venues. Performers who are unable to wear masks during rehearsal or performance must take a government-recognised reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction nucleic acid test for COVID-19 and obtain a negative test result within seven days before their first entry to the performance venues, and undergo a rapid antigen test for COVID-19 every day before entry into the premises. For activities to be held in minor facilities of the performance venues such as music/dance studios and lecture/function/conference rooms, the number of users are limited to half of the original capacity in most cases. For the number of users, the number of participants in each cluster and other details, please refer to the notifications of individual venues. Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the hiring facilities. All hiring activities open to the public at outdoor facilities remain suspended.    URBTIXURBTIX maintains Internet and mobile app ticketing and hotline services. URBTIX outlets and ticket dispensing machines at LCSD performance venues resume operation together with the reopened venues from April 21 onwards. Ticket holders of cancelled events are advised to contact the respective event organisers or check their latest announcements on refund arrangements. For events for which organisers choose to arrange refunds at URBTIX outlets, details will be announced on the URBTIX webpage in due course.Music centres resume counter servicesAll music centres of the Music Office resume counter services from April 21. All instrumental music training classes, musicianship classes, and some outreach music courses organised by the Music Office will resume face-to-face classes on the same day. In light of public health considerations, both Chinese and Western wind instrumental classes will continue to be conducted online until further notice.Special measuresIn order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, the LCSD will ensure necessary measures to be adopted at reopened venues. Users of sports premises, performance venues, museums and public libraries are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code before being allowed to enter for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering or remaining at sports premises or other indoor venues under the management of the LCSD must comply with the requirement of the Vaccine Pass. To expedite the process of admission, appeals are made to members of the public to download and install the "LeaveHomeSafe", "iAM Smart" or "eHealth" mobile app in advance and/or store the QR code of a COVID-19 vaccination record or COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificate in the app, or carry a paper copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record and/or COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificate printed with an encrypted QR code for scanning by the staff members of certain premises. Members of the public who opt for showing their COVID-19 vaccination record or exemption certificate printed without an encrypted QR code are reminded to arrive earlier to avoid delaying their visits as longer time is required for such registration.Visitors to facilities of sports premises, public libraries, museums, performance venues and music centres will be subject to temperature checks and will need to use hand sanitiser before admission. They also need to wear their own masks. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures will be conducted at venues.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.
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Last Update Date: 21 Jun 2022