The Hong Kong Jockey Club is aware of the announcement made by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) late last night that a Club Member has been confirmed of being infected by COVID-19. Based on the information of CHP, the Member attended his daughter’s wedding banquet on February 22 where his sister, a confirmed case earlier was also present. He was sent to the quarantine center as a close contact.
The Club takes this matter seriously and has immediately reviewed the visit record of the Member. Based on our information and confirmation with the Member, he visited the Food Plaza of the Happy Valley Clubhouse on February 23, the day after the said Wedding banquet. In addition, for caution’s sake, the Club has further identified other visits of the Member prior to 22 February and confirmed that he visited Six Furlong on February 18 and 21, the Food Plaza on February 15 and 20, and the Derby Bar on February 14.
As an immediate action, the Club has suspended the operation of Derby Bar and Derby Restaurant from noon today, while the food plaza and the Six Furlong have been closed for business since February 25. We are closely monitoring the health status of the relevant employees and arrange medical check for them. In order to protect its employees and Members, the Club takes an extra precautionary step to close the entire Happy Valley Clubhouse from tomorrow until we receive the relevant results of medical check of the employees.