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Latest arrangements on LCSD public services
     In view of the latest developments, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) announced today (February 8) that the Hong Kong Flower Show 2020 originally scheduled to be held from March 6 to 15 at Victoria Park has been cancelled in order to reduce social contacts and the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community.

     Meanwhile, processing and acceptance of individual and block booking applications for the department's non-fee charging land recreation and sports facilities as well as block booking applications for the fee charging land recreation and sports facilities are suspended until further notice.

     Application for use of wedding venues, amphitheatres and non-fee charging leisure venues for non-designated use/sales activities is suspended until further notice.

     Furthermore, as announced earlier, various LCSD cultural and leisure facilities will continue to be temporarily closed until February 17 (Monday). Recreational, sports and cultural programmes to be held during the period will also be cancelled.

     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.

     During the temporary closure period, URBTIX will maintain Internet and mobile app ticketing and hotline services. Public libraries will continue to provide online services such as e-Books and e-Databases. Non-fee charging land-based leisure facilities including parks, playgrounds, outdoor hard-surface pitches, skateboard grounds, skateparks, roller skating rinks and cycling grounds will maintain services.

     The LCSD will continue to monitor the situation closely and review the arrangements in a timely manner. Refund arrangements will be announced later.
Ends/Saturday, February 8, 2020
Issued at HKT 14:00
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