Hygiene Measures & Health Tips

Hygiene Measures & Health Tips

To ensure the safety and health of exhibitors and visitors, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will implement a series of measures during Hong Kong Book Fair 2020 and its highlight, Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, including:

On-site hygiene measures
  • Require all exhibitors and visitors to wear masks; as advised by Department of Health, it is suggested to wear surgical masks, and NOT masks with exhalation valves
  • Install infra-red thermo-imaging station to monitor temperatures;
  • Provide hand sanitisers in different locations of the venue;
  • Sterilise lift panels, escalator handrails, door handles, tables and chairs regularly and thoroughly;
  • Improve fresh air circulation to enhance venue ventilation;
  • Put up advisory notices at prominent locations in the venue and release health tips on the fair website;
  • Station Health Ambassadors at the venue to provide prevention tips to visitors.
Crowd control
  • Encourage visitors to order or buy tickets in advance, either online or at designated spots such as convenience stores, to reduce queuing time and close contact;  
  • Require visitors to maintain social distance when queuing inside the venue, with specific spacing marks to ensure visitors keep a certain distance from each other;
  • Offer incentives to avoid crowding during peak hours:
    • Morning Admission Ticket: HK$10 for entry before 12noon during the fair period (sold only at the venue)
    • Night Admission Ticket: HK$10 for entry on 15, 16, 19 and 20 July (Wed, Thu, Sun and Mon) after 7pm (sold only at the venue)
    • Refine the Special Re-entry Promotion: visitors who purchase a regular ticket dated 15 or 16 July (Wed or Thu) can enjoy free admission once in each of the following time slots by presenting the whole stub:
      I)  17-19 July (Fri to Sun) after 7pm
      II) 20 July (Mon) after 7pm
No eating or drinking at the fairground
  • Eating and drinking is prohibited inside HKCEC and hall venue including booth areas, except at the designated Food Zone. And visitors cannot consume their own food and drinks at the venue. As seats at the Food Zone are limited, visitors can consider enjoying food and drinks at restaurants oustside the venue before or after visiting the Book Fair.

To ensure a healthy environment during the fair, here are some personal health tips for reference: 

Personal health tips

  • Perform hand hygiene frequently, especially before touching the mouth, nose or eyes; after touching public installations such as handrails or doorknobs; or when hands are contaminated by respiratory secretion after coughing or sneezing;
  • When having a fever or respiratory symptoms, do not enter the fairground and seek medical advice promptly;
  • Do not enter the fairground if you have been to any overseas countries or areas or in close contact with any person who is a confirmed or preliminary positive case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the past 14 days;
  • Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds. Then rinse with water and dry with a disposable paper towel or hand dryer. If hand washing facilities are not available, or when hands are not visibly soiled, hand hygiene with 70 to 80 % alcohol-based hand rub is an effective alternative;
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing. Dispose soiled tissues into a lidded rubbish bin, then wash hands thoroughly;
  • Take a shower and wash your hair when you return home after visitng the fair, and wash the clothes you have worn on that day properly. 

* The Hong Kong Book Fair will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned to the announcements on the Book Fair website for the latest news.