New hygiene standards for HK tourism businesses aimed at getting out message city is safe to visit
The Hong Kong Tourism Board has launched a set of hygiene standards for businesses in the sector to build the city’s image as a safe travel destination during the coronavirus pandemic.
The rules include requiring restaurants to ensure enough ventilation to change their air six times per hour, staff at eateries and retail shops handling cash to clean their hands or change their gloves before performing other duties, and hotels to disinfect lift buttons every two hours during the day. The standards were drafted with reference to health authorities’ recommendations and how firms operate on a regular basis. Companies deemed in compliance with the measures will be certified, allowing them to display the scheme’s logo.