Smiles Return as Mask Mandate Dropped at Hong Kong Disneyland

After 959 days, Hong Kong has dropped the mask mandate that required face masks to be worn in all public spaces. The fine for not doing so could be more than $1,000. With the change in the mask mandate, Hong Kong Disneyland has also updated its policies and dropped its mask mandate.

Both Michael Moriarty, the Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland, and also the Hong Kong Disneyland Ambassadors posted on Instagram showing off their smiles. Others on social media did the same.

The mask policy on the Hong Kong Disneyland website was also updated. It now reads as follows:

Health & Safety Information

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort remain intentional in our commitment to health and safety, and will continue to operate our park and hotels with this in mind.

Health and Safety Measures

  1. Wearing face mask is optional for guests and cast members across the resort.
  2. There is regular cleaning and sanitization throughout the resort.
  3. Hand sanitizer dispensers are available at the Park entrance and attraction exits, merchandise shops and restaurants. For locations please refer to here or the resort’s official mobile app.
  4. Air conditioning systems are regularly checked and cleaned to ensure good, constant circulation of fresh air at indoor locations.
  5. Cast members receive training on procedures with an emphasis on contactless guest interaction and cleaning.

Tips to maintain good personal hygiene and promote good health

  • Perform hand hygiene frequently. Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing. If tissues are not available, cough into clothes or upper sleeves.
  • When having respiratory symptoms such as fever and cough, wear a surgical mask, avoid going to crowded places or close interpersonal contact with others and seek medical advice promptly.
  • Dispose of used face masks and tissues into a lidded rubbish bin, and then clean hands thoroughly.
  • Rubbish should be properly wrapped up and discarded into lidded rubbish bins.

The first mask mandate in Hong Kong was on July 15, 2020, for public transit. Two weeks later it was expanded to include all indoor and outdoor areas. By this point, most people had already been wearing masks for months. While the mandate has been lifted, the Hong Kong government still advises masks to be worn in high-risk environments like hospitals and care homes.


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