Social distancing measures extended for two weeks, LeaveHomeSafe mandate for courtrooms
The existing social distancing measures were extended for two weeks on Wednesday, and all persons entering court buildings must use the LeaveHomeSafe app starting November.
The social distancing measures included the type A to D modes of operation for catering businesses, the four-person gathering cap and the requirement of using LeaveHomeSafe when entering bars and pubs.
The requirements for operations of specified premises, including karaoke establishments and party rooms, will remain the same as well.
Citizens must also always wear a mask in public and on public transportation. Offenders can be fined up to HK$10,000.
On another note, the government announced that all persons entering Judiciary premises must use the LeaveHomeSafe app starting November.
Only youngsters aged below 12, elderly aged 65 or above, and those with disabilities who find using the app difficult will be exempted.
The judiciary will also exempt persons who do not have smartphones with them but must attend the Judiciary premises.