If you haven't already heard and planned some barbecue or outdoor camping this Easter, as of April 8 (9pm), the government announced the extension of closures of 163 barbecue sites and 41 campsites under the management of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD). These facilities have already been closed since 6pm on March 28, and the extension of closure is a follow-up measure to combat the outbreak in the city. Barbecuing or camping activities in the city's country parks are not allowed until the temporary closure is lifted. The AFCD will step up patrols on the sites and violators will be penalised.
The regulation comes after the announcement of the extension of closure for all Hong Kong bars, pubs, nightclubs, karaoke establishments, amusement game centres, bathhouses, fitness centres, beauty parlours, mahjong-tin kau premises, and massage establishments.
Picnics, egg hunts, and usual public activities might not be readily available on sight for Easter celebrations, so, if you're looking for things to do while social distancing, or staying in, click here for our recommendations on how to celebrate a safe Easter.