As you’ll have heard, it’s happy news for everyone in Hong Kong from Thursday 18 and Friday 19 February, as the latest round of social distancing restrictions and other COVID-19 limitations (in effect from 2 December 2020) start to lift.
Here’s what’s reopening!
- Restaurants can now remain open for dining-in until 10pm, for tables of four or fewer.
- More LCSD sport facilities are reopening from 19 February, though this doesn’t yet apply to kids’ playgrounds, pools or beaches.
- LCSD performance venues are also reopening, with seating quotas.
- For those keen for a theme park fix, Ocean Park opens on 18 February, and Hong Kong Disneyland on 19 February.
- Gyms, bowling alleys and ice skating rinks are all reopening, albeit with new rules of operation (check specific venues for details).
- After 163 days of closures in the past 12 months, cinemas are open again – the new Pixar movie Soul and superhero flick Wonder Woman 1984 are among the current offerings.
- Desperate for a mani-pedi? Spas and beauty parlours are also opening their doors again.
- The Grounds at AIA Vitality Park is now taking ticket bookings for new sessions.
- Some museums have reopened with visitor quotas; find out where to get your culture fix here.
App for Access
Keep in mind that many places – sports premises, performance venues, museums and public libraries among them – now require people to use the LeaveHomeSafe app to scan a QR code in case contact tracing is required. You can also register your personal information at venues, though expect delays with this.
For more great info on life in Hong Kong, head here.