Latest Updates on the Impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus


The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has gathered useful updates regarding the novel coronavirus that may pertain to the Canadian community in Hong Kong. We will continue to curate relevant content to keep you up-to-date, please stay tuned.


*updated as of April 1, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

Updates and Helpful Resources for Canadians and SMEs from The Government of Canada

Read more here >>

 

Notice

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
…prohibit group gatherings with more than four people in public places, which will take effect at 00.00am on March 29 for 14 days.

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation gazetted

 

Travel

 All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

 Non-residents barred from arriving in HK for 14 days from 25 March, including transit passengers

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

NEW ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 31)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
*Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
*Expires May 7

 

Services

NEW Postal services to certain destinations suspended

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

COVID-19 and Mental Health: 8 Tips from a Psychologist

COVID-19 Tests in Hong Kong: Your Options

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Updated fact sheet – Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 (March 30)

 

Additional Information

All press releases March 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/31.htm

All press releases April 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm



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*updated as of March 31, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

Updates and Helpful Resources for Canadians and SMEs from The Government of Canada

Read more here >>

 

Notice

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
…prohibit group gatherings with more than four people in public places, which will take effect at 00.00am on March 29 for 14 days.

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation gazetted

 

Travel

 All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

 Non-residents barred from arriving in HK for 14 days from 25 March, including transit passengers

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

NEW ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 30)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
*Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
*Expires May 7

 

Services

Postal services to certain destinations suspended

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

COVID-19 and Mental Health: 8 Tips from a Psychologist

COVID-19 Tests in Hong Kong: Your Options

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

NEW Updated fact sheet – Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 (March 30)

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/30.htm

All press releases Mar 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of March 30, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

NEW Updates and Helpful Resources for Canadians and SMEs from The Government of Canada

Read more here >>

NEW COVID-19 Federal Resources and Support for Trade Commissioner Service Clients and Partners

Read more here >>

 

Notice

NEW Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
…prohibit group gatherings with more than four people in public places, which will take effect at 00.00am on March 29 for 14 days.

NEW Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings

NEW Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation gazetted

 

Travel

 All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

 Non-residents barred from arriving in HK for 14 days from 25 March, including transit passengers

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

NEW ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 27)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
*Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
*Expires May 7

 

Services

NEW Postal services to certain destinations suspended

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

COVID-19 and Mental Health: 8 Tips from a Psychologist

COVID-19 Tests in Hong Kong: Your Options

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Government announces enhancements to anti-epidemic measures in four aspects

Government welcomes various sectors to help strengthen social distancing

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/29.htm

All press releases Mar 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of March 27, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

Important Message about Social Distancing from HKSAR Information Service Department

Hong Kong has done well to contain the spread of the virus and we remain vigilant and responsible global citizens to keep it that way.

Here are publicity videos on “Social Distancing“, “Return to Work” and “Working Together to Fight the Virus” to help you practice safety precautions during this time.

We would welcome and encourage you to share widely with your constituencies in Hong Kong to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep as all Hong Kong residents safe and healthy.

Message from The Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong & Macao

If you are a Canadian citizen impacted by COVID-19 who plans to return home and who has no other source of funds, you may be eligible for the Emergency Loan Program.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

 All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

 Non-residents barred from arriving in HK for 14 days from 25 March, including transit passengers

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

NEW ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 26)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
*Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
*Expires May 7

 

Services

Postal services to certain destinations suspended or subject to delay

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

COVID-19 and Mental Health: 8 Tips from a Psychologist

COVID-19 Tests in Hong Kong: Your Options

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Government announces enhancements to anti-epidemic measures in four aspects

Government welcomes various sectors to help strengthen social distancing

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/26.htm

All press releases Mar 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of March 26, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

Important Message about Social Distancing from HKSAR Information Service Department

Hong Kong has done well to contain the spread of the virus and we remain vigilant and responsible global citizens to keep it that way.

Here are publicity videos on “Social Distancing“, “Return to Work” and “Working Together to Fight the Virus” to help you practice safety precautions during this time.

We would welcome and encourage you to share widely with your constituencies in Hong Kong to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep as all Hong Kong residents safe and healthy.

Message from The Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong & Macao

If you are a Canadian citizen impacted by COVID-19 who plans to return home and who has no other source of funds, you may be eligible for the Emergency Loan Program.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

 All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

 Non-residents barred from arriving in HK for 14 days from 25 March, including transit passengers

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

NEW ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 25)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
*Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
*Expires May 7

 

Services

NEW Postal services to certain destinations suspended or subject to delay

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

NEW COVID-19 and Mental Health: 8 Tips from a Psychologist

NEW COVID-19 Tests in Hong Kong: Your Options

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Government announces enhancements to anti-epidemic measures in four aspects

Government welcomes various sectors to help strengthen social distancing

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25.htm

All press releases Mar 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of March 25, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

Important Message about Social Distancing from HKSAR Information Service Department

Hong Kong has done well to contain the spread of the virus and we remain vigilant and responsible global citizens to keep it that way.

Here are publicity videos on “Social Distancing“, “Return to Work” and “Working Together to Fight the Virus” to help you practice safety precautions during this time.

We would welcome and encourage you to share widely with your constituencies in Hong Kong to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep as all Hong Kong residents safe and healthy.

Message from The Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong & Macao

If you are a Canadian citizen impacted by COVID-19 who plans to return home and who has no other source of funds, you may be eligible for the Emergency Loan Program.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

 All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

 Non-residents barred from arriving in HK for 14 days from 25 March, including transit passengers

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

NEW ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 24)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
*Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
*Expires May 7

 

Services

Latest Arrangements of Public Services

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

NEW COVID-19 and Mental Health: 8 Tips from a Psychologist

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Government announces enhancements to anti-epidemic measures in four aspects

NEW Government welcomes various sectors to help strengthen social distancing

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24.htm

All press releases Mar 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of March 24, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

Important Message about Social Distancing from HKSAR Information Service Department

Hong Kong has done well to contain the spread of the virus and we remain vigilant and responsible global citizens to keep it that way.

Here are publicity videos on “Social Distancing“, “Return to Work” and “Working Together to Fight the Virus” to help you practice safety precautions during this time.

We would welcome and encourage you to share widely with your constituencies in Hong Kong to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep as all Hong Kong residents safe and healthy.

Message from The Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong & Macao

If you are a Canadian citizen impacted by COVID-19 who plans to return home and who has no other source of funds, you may be eligible for the Emergency Loan Program.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

 All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

 Non-residents barred from arriving in HK for 14 days from 25 March, including transit passengers

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 24)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
*Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
*Expires May 7

Government announces enhancements to anti-epidemic measures in four aspects

 

Services

Latest Arrangements of Public Services

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme under the Anti-epidemic Fund open for applications

The Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme (the Scheme) launched under the Government’s Anti-epidemic Fund has opened for applications on March 23. The Scheme’s dedicated online application system (website address: retailsubsidy.gov.hk) has also commenced operation. To expedite the application process and minimise the time required for vetting the eligibility of applications received, the Scheme will only accept applications through its dedicated system.

Read more here >>

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/23.htm

All press releases Mar 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of March 23, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

Important Message about Social Distancing from HKSAR Information Service Department

Hong Kong has done well to contain the spread of the virus and we remain vigilant and responsible global citizens to keep it that way.

Yet, the rapid spread of the virus globally has recently led to a spike in imported cases in Hong Kong, which has the potential to create more locally transmitted cases in Hong Kong. The recent compulsory quarantine for all international returnees is an important pubic health measure to quickly identity any imported cases and to curtail local transmissions.

Another way to keep the virus in check is to continue to display the high levels of civic mindedness that have been a hallmark of Hong Kong’s response so far – namely, social distancing. Avoiding crowds and large gatherings, working from home, washing hands frequently, and wearing a mask in crowded places such as the MTR or on a bus all have an impact on the spread of the virus.

Here are publicity videos on “Social Distancing“, “Return to Work” and “Working Together to Fight the Virus.”

We would welcome and encourage you to share widely with your constituencies in Hong Kong to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep as all Hong Kong residents safe and healthy.

Message from The Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong & Macao

If you are a Canadian citizen impacted by COVID-19 who plans to return home and who has no other source of funds, you may be eligible for the Emergency Loan Program.

Read More Here >>

 

Travel

 All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 20)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
*Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
*Expires May 7

Government places vigorous enforcement efforts on regulation on compulsory quarantine of persons arriving at Hong Kong from foreign places
The Government strongly condemns anyone who intends to contravene quarantine orders. Such actions increase the risk of community transmission and will bring about negative impact to the health of others and public at-large. The Government will not tolerate such utterly irresponsible actions and will follow up seriously.

 

Services

Latest Arrangements of Public Services

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Government announces details of one-off subsidy for transport trades under Anti-epidemic Fund

To assist the transport trade cope with the operating pressure in the current economic environment, the Government on March 17 announced the details of the one-off subsidy to the transport trades under the Anti-epidemic Fund.

Read more here >>

Education Bureau progressively disburses anti-epidemic subsidies and support grants to schools

All schools offering full and formal curriculum (i.e. all public sector schools, Direct Subsidy Scheme schools, private primary and secondary schools and KGs) would receive the one-off Special Anti-epidemic Grant to help them replenish their epidemic prevention equipment, clean school premises and pay for other expenses related to epidemic prevention.

Read more here >>

Government announces launch of Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme under Anti-epidemic Fund

To provide relief to retailers to help tide them over their financial difficulties during this challenging time, the Government will launch the Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme (the Scheme) under the Anti-epidemic Fund (the Fund) on March 23 (Monday).

Read more here >>

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/22.htm

All press releases Mar 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of March 20, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 19)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
*Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
*Expires May 7

Exemption arrangement under Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
In accordance with section 4(1) of the Regulation, the Chief Secretary for may exempt any person or categories of people from the quarantine requirement if the Chief Secretary is satisfied that the person’s or persons’ entry into Hong Kong are: supplying goods or services required for the normal operation of Hong Kong or the daily needs of the people in Hong Kong; for governmental operation; for the protection of the safety or health of the people of Hong Kong or the handling of public health emergency; or cases of exceptional circumstance that serves the public interest of Hong Kong.

 

Services

Airmail services to some destinations suspended or subject to delay

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

Government committed to supporting students from grass-roots families for Internet learning at home

In response to commentaries and concerns on the Government’s support for students from grassroots families to facilitate e-learning, a Government spokesman today (March 11) said that great importance has been attached in this regard with the implementation of a range of ongoing initiatives.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Government announces details of one-off subsidy for transport trades under Anti-epidemic Fund

To assist the transport trade cope with the operating pressure in the current economic environment, the Government on March 17 announced the details of the one-off subsidy to the transport trades under the Anti-epidemic Fund.

Read more here >>

Education Bureau progressively disburses anti-epidemic subsidies and support grants to schools

All schools offering full and formal curriculum (i.e. all public sector schools, Direct Subsidy Scheme schools, private primary and secondary schools and KGs) would receive the one-off Special Anti-epidemic Grant to help them replenish their epidemic prevention equipment, clean school premises and pay for other expenses related to epidemic prevention.

Read more here >>

Government announces launch of Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme under Anti-epidemic Fund

To provide relief to retailers to help tide them over their financial difficulties during this challenging time, the Government will launch the Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme (the Scheme) under the Anti-epidemic Fund (the Fund) on March 23 (Monday).

Read more here >>

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19.htm

All press releases Mar 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of March 19, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 17)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
*Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
*Expires May 7

Exemption arrangement under Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
In accordance with section 4(1) of the Regulation, the Chief Secretary for may exempt any person or categories of people from the quarantine requirement if the Chief Secretary is satisfied that the person’s or persons’ entry into Hong Kong are: supplying goods or services required for the normal operation of Hong Kong or the daily needs of the people in Hong Kong; for governmental operation; for the protection of the safety or health of the people of Hong Kong or the handling of public health emergency; or cases of exceptional circumstance that serves the public interest of Hong Kong.

 

Services

Airmail services to some destinations suspended or subject to delay

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

Government committed to supporting students from grass-roots families for Internet learning at home

In response to commentaries and concerns on the Government’s support for students from grassroots families to facilitate e-learning, a Government spokesman today (March 11) said that great importance has been attached in this regard with the implementation of a range of ongoing initiatives.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Government announces details of one-off subsidy for transport trades under Anti-epidemic Fund

To assist the transport trade cope with the operating pressure in the current economic environment, the Government on March 17 announced the details of the one-off subsidy to the transport trades under the Anti-epidemic Fund.

Read more here >>

Education Bureau progressively disburses anti-epidemic subsidies and support grants to schools

All schools offering full and formal curriculum (i.e. all public sector schools, Direct Subsidy Scheme schools, private primary and secondary schools and KGs) would receive the one-off Special Anti-epidemic Grant to help them replenish their epidemic prevention equipment, clean school premises and pay for other expenses related to epidemic prevention.

Read more here >>

Government announces launch of Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme under Anti-epidemic Fund

To provide relief to retailers to help tide them over their financial difficulties during this challenging time, the Government will launch the Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme (the Scheme) under the Anti-epidemic Fund (the Fund) on March 23 (Monday).

Read more here >>

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/18.htm

All press releases Mar 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

 

*updated as of March 18, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 17)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

DH to further extend health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on all overseas countries/territories

 

Services

Airmail services to some destinations suspended or subject to delay

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

Government committed to supporting students from grass-roots families for Internet learning at home

In response to commentaries and concerns on the Government’s support for students from grassroots families to facilitate e-learning, a Government spokesman today (March 11) said that great importance has been attached in this regard with the implementation of a range of ongoing initiatives.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Government announces details of one-off subsidy for transport trades under Anti-epidemic Fund

To assist the transport trade cope with the operating pressure in the current economic environment, the Government on March 17 announced the details of the one-off subsidy to the transport trades under the Anti-epidemic Fund.

Read more here >>

Education Bureau progressively disburses anti-epidemic subsidies and support grants to schools

All schools offering full and formal curriculum (i.e. all public sector schools, Direct Subsidy Scheme schools, private primary and secondary schools and KGs) would receive the one-off Special Anti-epidemic Grant to help them replenish their epidemic prevention equipment, clean school premises and pay for other expenses related to epidemic prevention.

Read more here >>

Government announces launch of Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme under Anti-epidemic Fund

To provide relief to retailers to help tide them over their financial difficulties during this challenging time, the Government will launch the Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme (the Scheme) under the Anti-epidemic Fund (the Fund) on March 23 (Monday).

Read more here >>

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/17.htm

All press releases Mar 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

 

 

*updated as of March 17, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 16)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on Ireland, United Kingdom and United States

DH to further strengthen health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on certain European countries (Schengen Area) and highlights public health risks under Red OTA on Egypt

 

Services

Airmail services to some destinations suspended or subject to delay

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

Government committed to supporting students from grass-roots families for Internet learning at home

In response to commentaries and concerns on the Government’s support for students from grassroots families to facilitate e-learning, a Government spokesman today (March 11) said that great importance has been attached in this regard with the implementation of a range of ongoing initiatives.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Government announces launch of Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme under Anti-epidemic Fund

To provide relief to retailers to help tide them over their financial difficulties during this challenging time, the Government will launch the Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme (the Scheme) under the Anti-epidemic Fund (the Fund) on March 23 (Monday).

Read more here >>

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16.htm

All press releases Mar 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

 

 

*updated as of March 16, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 13)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on Ireland, United Kingdom and United States

DH to further strengthen health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on certain European countries (Schengen Area) and highlights public health risks under Red OTA on Egypt

 

Services

Airmail services to some destinations suspended or subject to delay

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

Government committed to supporting students from grass-roots families for Internet learning at home

In response to commentaries and concerns on the Government’s support for students from grassroots families to facilitate e-learning, a Government spokesman today (March 11) said that great importance has been attached in this regard with the implementation of a range of ongoing initiatives.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/15.htm

All press releases Mar 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

 

*updated as of March 13, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

Message from Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR

“… Among all the measures, I have decided, in particular, a cash payout of $10,000 to Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 or above, with a view to boosting local consumption and relieving people’s financial burden. We are now working at full speed to take forward the scheme, including the arrangements for application through e-banking and printed forms, collection of applications and cash disbursement. We have been working with the banking industry on the establishment and testing of the relevant system, with a view to developing a simple and convenient mechanism while ensuring personal data privacy and protection. Our current plan is to accept application by early July and to start the disbursement in the summer holiday.”

Read more here >>

WHO Director General’s remarks on COVID-19 being declared a pandemic

“WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic…”

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 13)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on some regions in France, Germany, Japan and Spain, as well as on Italy

DH to further strengthen health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas

Public reminded of health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas and urged to pay attention to overseas situation of COVID-19 outbreak

 

Services

Airmail services to some destinations suspended

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

Government committed to supporting students from grass-roots families for Internet learning at home

In response to commentaries and concerns on the Government’s support for students from grassroots families to facilitate e-learning, a Government spokesman today (March 11) said that great importance has been attached in this regard with the implementation of a range of ongoing initiatives.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 24 hours before your departing flight.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/12.htm

All press releases Mar 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

 

*updated as of March 12, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

Message from Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR

“… Among all the measures, I have decided, in particular, a cash payout of $10,000 to Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 or above, with a view to boosting local consumption and relieving people’s financial burden. We are now working at full speed to take forward the scheme, including the arrangements for application through e-banking and printed forms, collection of applications and cash disbursement. We have been working with the banking industry on the establishment and testing of the relevant system, with a view to developing a simple and convenient mechanism while ensuring personal data privacy and protection. Our current plan is to accept application by early July and to start the disbursement in the summer holiday.”

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 11)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on some regions in France, Germany, Japan and Spain, as well as on Italy

DH to further strengthen health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas

 

Services

Airmail services to some destinations suspended

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 14 days before travel.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/11.htm

All press releases Mar 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

 

*updated as of March 11, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

Message from Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR

“… Among all the measures, I have decided, in particular, a cash payout of $10,000 to Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 or above, with a view to boosting local consumption and relieving people’s financial burden. We are now working at full speed to take forward the scheme, including the arrangements for application through e-banking and printed forms, collection of applications and cash disbursement. We have been working with the banking industry on the establishment and testing of the relevant system, with a view to developing a simple and convenient mechanism while ensuring personal data privacy and protection. Our current plan is to accept application by early July and to start the disbursement in the summer holiday.”

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 10)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on some regions in France, Germany, Japan and Spain, as well as on Italy

DH to further strengthen health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas

 

Services

Airmail services to some destinations suspended

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 14 days before travel.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/10.htm

All press releases Mar 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

 

*updated as of March 10, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – May 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 30, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 09)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 14 days before travel.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/09.htm

All press releases Mar 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

 

*updated as of March 9, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 05)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Air Canada

Air Canada is waiving change fees to give you more freedom to travel

When you purchase a ticket between March 4 and March 31, 2020, Air Canada will allow you to make a one-time change to your flight without incurring a change fee up to 14 days before travel.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/08.htm

All press releases Mar 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

 

*updated as of March 6, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 05)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on Korea

Department of Health strengthens port health measures on inbound travellers from Korea

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on three regions in Italy and highlights public health risks under Red OTA on Iran

 

Services

Update of postal services suspension in some areas in Italy

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/05.htm

All press releases Mar 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of March 5, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 04)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on Korea

Department of Health strengthens port health measures on inbound travellers from Korea

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on three regions in Italy and highlights public health risks under Red OTA on Iran

 

Services

Airmail services from Korea resumed

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

AD MediLink

AD MediLink Launches Four Financial Support Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Outbreak.

In view of the current situation, AD MediLink remains committed to supporting health in the community, and announces new measures to businesses and people most severely affected.

  1. Introducing a Special Discount for Companies, Especially SMEs
  2. Offering Free Employee Health & Wellness Solutions
  3. Providing Support to People Affected by Adverse Job Changes
  4. Offering Medical Supply to Those in Need

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Fact sheet – Business support measures amid economic challenges

The Information Services Department has published a set of fact sheet on Business support measures amid economic challenges:

English version

Traditional Chinese version

Simplified Chinese version

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/03.htm

All press releases Mar 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of March 4, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 03)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on Korea

Department of Health strengthens port health measures on inbound travellers from Korea

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on three regions in Italy and highlights public health risks under Red OTA on Iran

 

Services

Airmail services from Korea resumed

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

To support the property management (PM) sector in anti-epidemic efforts, the Government has established the “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” (ASPM) under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”. The Home Affairs Department (HAD) issued today (February 24) the application form to the property management sector.

Special 100 per cent Loan Guarantee under SME Financing Guarantee Scheme

The Financial Secretary announces in the Budget today (Feb 26) that the HKMC Insurance Limited (HKMCI) will introduce special 100 per cent Loan Guarantee under the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme (SFGS).  The new measure aims to alleviate the burden of paying employee wages and rents by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which are suffering from reduced income, thereby help minimise enterprise shutting down and layoffs.

FS uses budget to promote economic diversification, boost pillar industries and foster talent

In his 2020-21 Budget today (February 26), the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, offered a wide range of measures to strengthen Hong Kong’s pillar industries while identifying new growth engines among emerging sectors.

FS unveils $120 billion spending plan to support enterprises, safeguard jobs, stimulate the economy and relieve people’s burden

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, in his 2020-21 Budget today (February 26), announced a wide range of measures to help Hong Kong tackle the current economic difficulties and to support the community during challenging times by making optimal use of the fiscal reserves.

Anti-epidemic Fund Steering Committee convenes first meeting

The Legislative Council Finance Committee approved the injection of $30 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund last Friday (February 21) in order to enhance the capability of the Government and other relevant parties in combating the COVID-19 epidemic, and to provide assistance or relief to enterprises and members of the public hard hit by the current epidemic or affected by anti-epidemic measures.

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/03.htm

All press releases Mar 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of March 2, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated March 02)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on Korea

Department of Health strengthens port health measures on inbound travellers from Korea

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on three regions in Italy and highlights public health risks under Red OTA on Iran

 

Services

Postal services to and from certain areas in Italy suspended

Airmail services from Korea suspended

Postal services to the United Kingdom subject to delay

Full postal services resumed

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

COVID-19 and Children: Exclusive Interview with Pediatrician

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

To support the property management (PM) sector in anti-epidemic efforts, the Government has established the “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” (ASPM) under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”. The Home Affairs Department (HAD) issued today (February 24) the application form to the property management sector.

Special 100 per cent Loan Guarantee under SME Financing Guarantee Scheme

The Financial Secretary announces in the Budget today (Feb 26) that the HKMC Insurance Limited (HKMCI) will introduce special 100 per cent Loan Guarantee under the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme (SFGS).  The new measure aims to alleviate the burden of paying employee wages and rents by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which are suffering from reduced income, thereby help minimise enterprise shutting down and layoffs.

FS uses budget to promote economic diversification, boost pillar industries and foster talent

In his 2020-21 Budget today (February 26), the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, offered a wide range of measures to strengthen Hong Kong’s pillar industries while identifying new growth engines among emerging sectors.

FS unveils $120 billion spending plan to support enterprises, safeguard jobs, stimulate the economy and relieve people’s burden

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, in his 2020-21 Budget today (February 26), announced a wide range of measures to help Hong Kong tackle the current economic difficulties and to support the community during challenging times by making optimal use of the fiscal reserves.

Anti-epidemic Fund Steering Committee convenes first meeting

The Legislative Council Finance Committee approved the injection of $30 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund last Friday (February 21) in order to enhance the capability of the Government and other relevant parties in combating the COVID-19 epidemic, and to provide assistance or relief to enterprises and members of the public hard hit by the current epidemic or affected by anti-epidemic measures.

 

Additional Information

All press releases Mar 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/01.htm

All press releases Mar 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of February 28, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated February 28)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on Korea

Department of Health strengthens port health measures on inbound travellers from Korea

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on three regions in Italy and highlights public health risks under Red OTA on Iran

 

Services

Postal services to and from certain areas in Italy suspended

Airmail services from Korea suspended

Postal services to the United Kingdom subject to delay

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

To support the property management (PM) sector in anti-epidemic efforts, the Government has established the “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” (ASPM) under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”. The Home Affairs Department (HAD) issued today (February 24) the application form to the property management sector.

Special 100 per cent Loan Guarantee under SME Financing Guarantee Scheme

The Financial Secretary announces in the Budget today (Feb 26) that the HKMC Insurance Limited (HKMCI) will introduce special 100 per cent Loan Guarantee under the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme (SFGS).  The new measure aims to alleviate the burden of paying employee wages and rents by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which are suffering from reduced income, thereby help minimise enterprise shutting down and layoffs.

FS uses budget to promote economic diversification, boost pillar industries and foster talent

In his 2020-21 Budget today (February 26), the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, offered a wide range of measures to strengthen Hong Kong’s pillar industries while identifying new growth engines among emerging sectors.

FS unveils $120 billion spending plan to support enterprises, safeguard jobs, stimulate the economy and relieve people’s burden

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, in his 2020-21 Budget today (February 26), announced a wide range of measures to help Hong Kong tackle the current economic difficulties and to support the community during challenging times by making optimal use of the fiscal reserves.

Anti-epidemic Fund Steering Committee convenes first meeting

The Legislative Council Finance Committee approved the injection of $30 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund last Friday (February 21) in order to enhance the capability of the Government and other relevant parties in combating the COVID-19 epidemic, and to provide assistance or relief to enterprises and members of the public hard hit by the current epidemic or affected by anti-epidemic measures.

 

Additional Information

All press releases Feb 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/27.htm

All press releases Feb 28

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of February 27, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated February 27)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

In view of the health risks arising from the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in Korea, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (February 24) issued a Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on the country.

Department of Health strengthens port health measures on inbound travellers from Korea

 

Services

Postal services to and from certain areas in Italy suspended

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

Application arrangements for Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions for 2020

The Education Bureau (EDB) today (February 25) reminded that the online application period for the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions (Admission Scheme) will begin on March 1.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

To support the property management (PM) sector in anti-epidemic efforts, the Government has established the “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” (ASPM) under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”. The Home Affairs Department (HAD) issued today (February 24) the application form to the property management sector.

Special 100 per cent Loan Guarantee under SME Financing Guarantee Scheme

The Financial Secretary announces in the Budget today (Feb 26) that the HKMC Insurance Limited (HKMCI) will introduce special 100 per cent Loan Guarantee under the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme (SFGS).  The new measure aims to alleviate the burden of paying employee wages and rents by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which are suffering from reduced income, thereby help minimise enterprise shutting down and layoffs.

FS uses budget to promote economic diversification, boost pillar industries and foster talent

In his 2020-21 Budget today (February 26), the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, offered a wide range of measures to strengthen Hong Kong’s pillar industries while identifying new growth engines among emerging sectors.

FS unveils $120 billion spending plan to support enterprises, safeguard jobs, stimulate the economy and relieve people’s burden

The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, in his 2020-21 Budget today (February 26), announced a wide range of measures to help Hong Kong tackle the current economic difficulties and to support the community during challenging times by making optimal use of the fiscal reserves.

Anti-epidemic Fund Steering Committee convenes first meeting

The Legislative Council Finance Committee approved the injection of $30 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund last Friday (February 21) in order to enhance the capability of the Government and other relevant parties in combating the COVID-19 epidemic, and to provide assistance or relief to enterprises and members of the public hard hit by the current epidemic or affected by anti-epidemic measures.

 

Additional Information

All press releases Feb 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/26.htm

All press releases Feb 27

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of February 26, 2020 9AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated February 26)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

In view of the health risks arising from the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in Korea, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (February 24) issued a Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on the country.

Department of Health strengthens port health measures on inbound travellers from Korea

 

Services

Postal services to and from certain areas in Italy suspended

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

Application arrangements for Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions for 2020

The Education Bureau (EDB) today (February 25) reminded that the online application period for the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions (Admission Scheme) will begin on March 1.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Home Affairs Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region

To support the property management (PM) sector in anti-epidemic efforts, the Government has established the “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” (ASPM) under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”. The Home Affairs Department (HAD) issued today (February 24) the application form to the property management sector.

Read more here >>

 

Additional Information

All press releases Feb 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/25.htm

All press releases Feb 26

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of February 25, 2020 6:30PM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated February 25)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

In view of the health risks arising from the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in Korea, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today (February 24) issued a Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on the country.

 

 

Services

Latest Arrangements on Hongkong Post Services

 

School Notices

Special Announcement

The Education Bureau announced today (February 25) that class suspension of all schools will be extended to the end of schools’ Easter holidays, that is, schools would resume classes on April 20 the earliest. However, the exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

 

Additional Resources

Home Affairs Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region

To support the property management (PM) sector in anti-epidemic efforts, the Government has established the “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” (ASPM) under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”. The Home Affairs Department (HAD) issued today (February 24) the application form to the property management sector.

Read more here >>

 

Additional Information

All press releases Feb 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/24.htm

All press releases Feb 25

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of February 24, 2020 6PM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated February 24)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

 

Services

Latest Arrangements on Hongkong Post Services

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

In view of the latest situation of the epidemic, the Education Bureau (EDB) announced that all schools would further defer class resumption for two weeks, that is, schools would resume their classes on 16 March 2020 at the earliest.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

Sun Life Hong Kong Limited

Sun Life Launches Second Batch of Measures on Novel Coronavirus Infection

Read more here >>

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

Read more here >>

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

 

Additional Information

All press releases Feb 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/23.htm

All press releases Feb 24

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of February 21, 2020 6AM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated February 20)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

In view of the latest situation of the epidemic, the Education Bureau (EDB) announced that all schools would further defer class resumption for two weeks, that is, schools would resume their classes on 16 March 2020 at the earliest.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

Colliers International

Impact of Coronavirus on Hong Kong Property Markets

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong launches discounted all-inclusive packages and special maternity offers to help public hospital patients amid coronavirus disease outbreak.

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Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

 

Additional Information

All press releases Feb 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/20.htm

All press releases Feb 21

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

*updated as of February 20, 2020 12PM HKT.

Message from our Chairman, Todd Handcock

In light of the current COVID-19 coronavirus, our Chairman shares the measures the Chamber has adopted to support our members, staff, and Canadian community in Hong Kong.

Read more here >>

 

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1 – April 30, 2020 from Canada (March 2 – May 1, 2020 from Hong Kong).

ISD: Global Travel Restrictions (Updated February 19)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

 

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

In view of the latest situation of the epidemic, the Education Bureau (EDB) announced that all schools would further defer class resumption for two weeks, that is, schools would resume their classes on 16 March 2020 at the earliest.

 

Resources from Our Members

AD MediLink

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Coronavirus: what are the risks for pregnant women & babies? Check this great interview of Dr. Zara Chan Lok, OBGYN by Healthy Matters.

Coronavirus: Daily AD MediLink Report

Your daily AD MediLink update on the new coronavirus.

Exclusive Interview on COVID-19 with SARS Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein

AD MediLink is proud to bring you an exclusive interview with SARS Expert, Dr. Sarah Borwein, to share unique insights on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital

COVID-19 Update (February 18)

Further to our previous updates on the Novel Corona Virus, following is some additional updated information on the spread of the COVID-19.

Colliers International

Impact of coronavirus on Hong Kong property markets

The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses downside risk to Hong Kong, which was looking to recover from a tough 2019. Market players generally expect a repeat of the 2003 SARS outbreak. If capital values initially decline due to Coronavirus, this should create a chance for investors to enter the market. Check out this report to understand how this will affect the city’s property. Find out our recommendations for landlords, who should focus on office occupier sectors likely to remain active despite the virus; for occupiers, who should capitalise on the higher vacancy rate and lower rents in Central; and for investors, who should target distressed assets from Q2.

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

KPMG Insights to guide and support corporates and individuals in uncertain times. Topics include cash management, HR matters, contract issues during these times, and the like.

 

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>

 

Additional Information

All press releases Feb 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

 

 

*updated as of February 18, 2020 12PM HKT.

Travel

Air Canada: Temporary Suspension of Hong Kong – Toronto Services
Air Canada will temporarily suspend its Toronto-Hong Kong direct service between March 1-27, 2020 from Canada (March 2-28, 2020 from Hong Kong).

Global Travel Restrictions (Updated as of Feb 17)
This is an updated list of current travel advisories and airline/cruise announcements regarding Hong Kong and China. New developments are in red.
* The list is for reference only. It is compiled based on media reports and Internet research, and is not exhaustive.

Services

Postal services from the United States

Postal services from Jamaica suspended

Latest Arrangements on Postal Services

School Notices

Arrangements on Deferral of Class Resumption for All Schools

In view of the latest situation of the epidemic, the Education Bureau (EDB) announced that all schools would further defer class resumption for two weeks, that is, schools would resume their classes on 16 March 2020 the earliest.

Resources from Our Members

Colliers International

Impact of coronavirus on Hong Kong property markets

The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses downside risk to Hong Kong, which was looking to recover from a tough 2019. Market players generally expect a repeat of the 2003 SARS outbreak. If capital values initially decline due to Coronavirus, this should create a chance for investors to enter the market. Check out this report to understand how this will affect the city’s property. Find out our recommendations for landlords, who should focus on office occupier sectors likely to remain active despite the virus; for occupiers, who should capitalise on the higher vacancy rate and lower rents in Central; and for investors, who should target distressed assets from Q2.

KPMG

Business Continuity Insights

KPMG Insights to guide and support corporates and individuals in uncertain times. Topics include cash management, HR matters, contract issues during these times, and the like.

What Our Members Are Doing to Help

Manulife Hong Kong

In view of the shortage of medical masks in Hong Kong, Manulife has partnered with Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), a non-government organization based in Kwun Tong, donating 10,000 masks to 500 under privileged families in the district to help fight coronavirus spread.

Read more here >>

Bank of China Hong Kong

BOCHK introduces five financial support initiatives amid the epidemic

In view of the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Bank of China (Hong Kong) (“BOCHK”) introduces the following five financial support initiatives:

  1. Introducing principal moratorium for mortgage loans
  2. Launching a special loan scheme for SMEs to relieve the epidemic impact
  3. Providing support in ensuring the supply of medical resources
  4. Offering insurance grace periods and additional protection
  5. Offering fee concessions or waivers

Read more here >>