Hong Kong – Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Environmental Hygiene and Security Staff in Property Management Sector under sixth round of Anti-epidemic Fund disbursing subsidies

Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Environmental Hygiene and Security Staff in Property Management Sector under sixth round of Anti-epidemic Fund disbursing subsidies

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    The Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Environmental Hygiene and Security Staff in Property Management Sector (ASPM) under the sixth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund is open for applications and has started to disburse subsidies.



    As of today (March 31), around 3 150 applications have been received for the ASPM, of which around 290 applications have been approved. The approved applications involve subsidies of around $23.54 million and benefit around 2 400 frontline property management (PM) workers.



    The Government has launched the ASPM under the sixth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund to provide a monthly allowance of $2,000 for five months (i.e. from February to June 2022) to the frontline PM workers engaged by PM companies (PMCs) or owners’ corporations (OCs)/owners’ organisations (OOs) to perform duties relating to environmental hygiene and security in private residential, composite (i.e. commercial cum residential), industrial and commercial (including shopping malls) building blocks.  The ASPM also covers similar types of frontline PM workers engaged directly by the premises situated within the building blocks mentioned above (applications must be submitted through PMCs, deed of mutual covenant (DMC) managers or OCs/OOs of the buildings, subject to the quota of headcount of 100), and frontline PM workers serving in eligible building blocks which do not have OCs or any form of residents’ organisations, or do not engage PMCs (commonly known as “three-nil” buildings).



    The ASPM has been open for application since February 28 and the deadline for application is April 30.  PM companies, DMC managers or OCs/OOs of eligible building blocks and frontline PM workers serving “three-nil” buildings are reminded to submit their applications to the Property Management Services Authority (PMSA) as soon as practicable.  For details on the ASPM, please contact the PMSA at 3696 1156 or 3696 1166, or visit the website of the PMSA (aspm.pmsa.org.hk/ ).

Hong Kong – LCQ13: Enforcement of anti-epidemic regulations

LCQ13: Enforcement of anti-epidemic regulations

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     Following is a question by Dr the Hon Pierre Chan and a written reply by the Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, in the Legislative Council today (October 20):

Question:

     Regarding the enforcement of the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap. 599I), will the Government inform this Council:

(1) of the respective numbers of cases, since the commencement of Cap. 599F on March 28, 2020, in which law enforcement officers (i) issued fixed penalty notices (FPNs) to and (ii) instituted prosecutions against (a) those persons responsible for carrying on catering businesses/managers of scheduled premises, and (b) those persons present at catering business premises/scheduled premises, who had contravened the Regulation, with a breakdown by type of premises and month;

(2) of the respective numbers of cases, since the commencement of Cap. 599G on March 29, 2020, in which law enforcement officers (i) issued FPNs to and (ii) instituted prosecutions against those persons who had contravened the Regulation, with a breakdown by month; and

(3) of the respective numbers of cases, since the commencement of Cap. 599I on July 15, 2020, in which law enforcement officers (i) issued FPNs to and (ii) instituted prosecutions against those persons who had contravened the Regulation, with a breakdown by month?

Reply:

President,

     For the various parts of the question raised by Dr the Hon Pierre Chan, the monthly enforcement statistics of fixed penalty tickets issued and prosecutions instituted by the respective enforcement departments from the effective date of the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F), the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I) are set out at Annex 1, Annex 2 and Annex 3 respectively. The enforcement statistics are based on the preliminary information provided by the enforcement departments as of the cut-off date and time. The enforcement figures and details are subject to finalisation by the relevant enforcement departments.