The Hong Kong Government has announced the following new social distancing measures for restaurants/caterers and bars, which will come into effect starting 00:00 29th July 2020 and will last for a period of 7 days until 5 August 2020.

 

Here is the summary below:

Restaurants/Caterers:

1) No dine-in will be allowed in any restaurant, they may only sell food or drink for takeaway services and deliveries
2) Caterers should post a notice at the entrance to remind customers they may not eat in areas adjacent to the restaurant
3) Food courts should close off any adjacent seating area
4) Live performances and dancing are not allowed on premises 

 

Bars/pubs
1) Bars and pubs that mainly sell alcohol must be closed

 

Please see below for the formal announcement:

Catering Business

The relevant requirements include:

(a) a catering business must, at any time, cease selling or supplying food or drink for consumption on the premises of the business; and close any premises, or part of the premises, on which food or drink is sold or supplied by the business for consumption on the premises
(b) the premises concerned may still sell or supply food and/or drink for takeaway services and deliveries
(c) the catering business is required to put up a notice at the entrance to remind customers that food or drink should not be consumed in areas adjacent to the catering premises
(d) food courts should close the seating area adjacent to the catering business, including seats provided in a food court
(e) Any premises (commonly known as bar or pub) that is exclusively or mainly used for the sale or supply of intoxicating liquors must be closed
(f) any part of a catering premises that is exclusively or mainly used for the sale or supply of intoxicating liquors for consumption in that part must be closed
(g) live performance and dancing must not be allowed in any catering premises.

 

For more details, please refer to the following press release from the Hong Kong Government.