Lunar New Year fairs to be held at 15 locations, start on Jan. 16 

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The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) announced yesterday, (January 13)that the 2023 Lunar New Year (LNY) fairs will be held at 15 locations for seven days from January 16 to 2am on January 22, with a total of 922 wet goods stalls selling New Year flowers.

Apart from relevant anti-epidemic measures, the admission to and exit from the respective LNY fair sites will be monitored and controlled with the use of technology.

This comes with a view to assisting the public to enter the fair sites in an orderly manner.”In response to the Government’s latest anti-epidemic measures, related arrangements at the LNY fairs have been adjusted. The measures include that all participants must wear masks when entering or staying at the fair venues, that stall operators must provide in their stalls anti-septic hand sanitizers for use by the patrons at all times during business hours, and that they are also required to carry out cleaning and disinfection of their stalls on a daily basis using 1:99 diluted household bleach. We have already informed the stall licensees of the adjusted anti-epidemic measures in writing,” a spokesman for the FEHD said.

He added that special crowd management measures will be implemented at three LNY fairs with high patron flow, including Victoria Park (Causeway Bay), Fa Hui Park (Sham Shui Po) and Sha Tsui Road Playground (Tsuen Wan).

When the footfall increases, the ticketing system will be activated, and the public may get a ticket on site or obtain an e-ticket through the mobile app which can be downloaded for free. One may enter the fair with the ticket within 60 minutes after the ticket number is called.”For information on the locations and opening time of the 2023 LNY fairs, ticketing workflow, frequently asked questions, etc, please visit the FEHD website (www.fehd.gov.hk) or call the FEHD hotline at 2868 0000.