Invitations sent for flag-raising ceremony and National Day reception on 1st October, those with red/amber codes not allowed to enter venue


21st September 2022 – (Hong Kong) Recently, many large-scale events in Hong Kong have been cancelled or postponed, but the flag-raising ceremony and National Day reception on 1st October will be held as usual. A number of politicians received invitations from the Hong Kong government yesterday (20th) and invited them to attend the event. Chief Executive John Lee will appear as host for the first time to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

The flag-raising ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wanchai at 8am on 1st October followed by a cocktail reception at the Wan Chai Convention and Exhibition Centre. According to the instructions for guests, in order to reduce the risk of the COVID-19 epidemic, guests who are subject to compulsory quarantine should not attend the celebration, and attendees must undergo a rapid antigen test before attending the event on the same day, and those with a negative result can enter the event venue. All guests must use LeaveHomeSafe app when entering the event venue. Those who have “red codes” and “amber codes” will not be allowed to enter the event venue.