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Social distancing to be relaxed

(To watch the full press conference with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Government plans to adjust the social distancing measures for restaurants based on staff and customers having been vaccinated against COVID-19 and patrons using the LeaveHomeSafe mobile application.   Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the statement during a press conference today, noting that Hong Kong was entering a new phase in its fight against the virus.   Under the “vaccine bubble”, the number of people allowed to be seated together at one table in restaurants will be increased from four to six, and their dine-in service can be extended from 10pm to midnight on the condition that all staff have been vaccinated and patrons use the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app.   Customers using the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app when entering the eatery would no longer need to fill in their personal information on a paper form.   If all the restaurant staff are fully vaccinated with both doses, plus 14 days for

Views sought on energy scheme

A public consultation on the proposed inclusion of three additional products under the fourth phase of the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (MEELS) was launched today.   These products include Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps, gas cookers and gas instantaneous water heaters.   The consultation period will end on May 31.   The MEELS was introduced in 2008 under the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance, requiring energy labels to be shown on all prescribed products for supply in Hong Kong to enable the public to select energy efficient appliances and save more energy.   The scope of product coverage was planned to be expanded in phases.   People can express their views by email to the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department.   Click here for the consultation document.
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