More than 40 COVID-19 cases expected today, one-off HK$100,000 under Sports Premises Subsidy Scheme open for application

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11th January 2021 – (Hong Kong) The COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong is still severe. According to sources, there were more than 40 new confirmed cases in Hong Kong today (11th). As of yesterday (10th), there have been 9,243 cases.

Meanwhile,  a fresh round of the Sports Premises Subsidy Scheme launched under the Anti-epidemic Fund will open for applications on 14th January. The Scheme aims to provide a one-off subsidy of HK$100,000 to each sports premises with a view to easing their cash flow pressure and alleviating their financial burden arising from their closure starting from 10th December, 2020, as directed under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F).

 The deadline for applications is 17th February. Applications will be processed during the application period and will be assessed on the basis of all the information provided. To avoid delays in processing, applicants should ensure the accuracy of the information submitted.

The Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) has commissioned the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China to assist in the implementation of the Scheme. For enquiries concerning the Scheme and the application procedure, please call 2504 8440 or send an email to [email protected] The application form and guidelines can be downloaded from the website of the HAB (www.hab.gov.hk/en/policy_responsibilities/fitness/aefv4spss.htm).

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