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We are pleased to inform Members that Issho at the 6/F of the Happy Valley New Clubhouse will recommence its operation next Wednesday, 3 March.

We are pleased to inform Members that further to the latest government announcement, some of our Clubhouse facilities was reopened and dine-in restrictions was relaxed as of Thursday, 18 February with the implementation of additional anti-epidemic measures.

We are pleased to inform Members that the Mobile App has been further enhanced with two additional features which as of today.

Further to the Notice on the reopening details of our Clubhouse facilities, the setting for table reservation via the Members’ Mobile App has been updated to a maximum of 4 persons per table. Members are advised to close the App and open it again to apply the new setting.

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The Club was notified by a catering employee in the late evening yesterday (4 February) that she has taken a self-test for COVID-19 according to the Club’s regular protocol and the result was inconclusive. She has further taken a PCR test at a hospital and was awaiting the test result as of this morning.

Further to the government’s latest announcement, we are pleased to inform Members that we will be reopening selective Recreation facilities tomorrow, Thursday, 4 February as follows:

The Fun Pool at Beas River Country Club will be closed for annual maintenance from 1 to 19 February.

Members are reminded of Section 2 (1) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance concerning the giving or acceptance of gifts, rewards, cash tips or other advantages. Unless given or accepted with the approval of the Club, the gift could give rise to criminal or disciplinary proceedings against the Member or Club employee.

We are pleased to inform Members that the Chinese counter at The Parade in Happy Valley New Clubhouse will recommence operation on weekends and public holidays (only) as of this Saturday, 23 January.

Further to the Notice issued on 23 December in respect of the required timber roof remedial works at the 4/F of the Happy Valley Old Clubhouse, there will be a crane parked at the private road (leading up from Hawthorn Road to the Old Clubhouse Car Park) to facilitate the current phase of the strengthening works.

In respect of the government’s latest social distancing directives issued on Monday, 4 January, the current restrictions will be extended until Wednesday, 20 January 2021 (inclusive).

The Club has recently received complaints via the Transport Department and Wan Chai District Council from surrounding residential buildings in Happy Valley regarding illegal car parking along Shan Kwong Road. The cars in question were displaying HKJC labels. In this respect, we would like to remind Members and their drivers to make use of the car park facilities of The Hilltop in The Valley when visiting the Clubhouse.

In accordance to the government announcement on tightening the compulsory quarantine requirements for people arriving in Hong Kong, the Health Declaration Form has been revised. Members who have just returned to Hong Kong are reminded to observe the new quarantine requirements and those who have been in close contact with any person currently subject to a quarantine order issued by the government shall not visit the Club premises.

Further to our notice issued on Saturday, 21 November, we would like to apprise Members that our timber engineering specialist has completed his study and concluded that a temporary support system needs to be installed to the roof above the Indoor Pool. This work is in progress.

In respect of the government’s latest social distancing directives issued on Monday, 21 December, the current restrictions will be extended until Wednesday, 6 January 2021. Members who have made reservations for dinner during this period will be contacted by our restaurant teams for alternative arrangements.

We are pleased to inform Members that the outdoor car parking facility at the Forecourt of the Happy Valley Racecourse will commence operation this Thursday, 24 December.

We are delighted to inform Members the Members Mobile App is now officially launched and is available in the app stores for download as of today.

We are pleased to inform Members that you may invite other Members as guests in addition to family members at ALL Clubhouses and Moon Koon restaurant at Happy Valley Racecourse with effect from Thursday, 17 December.

The Club would like to clarify that no patients tested positive for COVID-19 have ever visited nor worked at Oi Suen in Sha Tin Clubhouse.

Pursuant to the latest government announcement issued on Tuesday, 8 December, all dine-in services at the Clubhouses and Happy Valley Racecourse will only provide take-away services after 6pm (last order at 8:30pm) and all indoor and outdoor sporting facilities at the Clubhouses will be closed from Thursday, 10 December to Wednesday, 23 December.

We are pleased to inform Members that the Car Park at the Happy Valley New Clubhouse will recommence normal operation with effect from Tuesday, 8 December.

As the pandemic situation continues to escalate, the Club is stepping up vigilance and has revised the Declaration Form which, among other things, requires non-member guests to provide more details to ensure better traceability in the event of any reported cases on Club premises.

In view of the increasing COVID-19 threat with the high number of local transmissions, the Club will be implementing a staggered work schedule for our staff at the Clubhouses and Happy Valley Racecourse non-race day dining outlets. Such an arrangement is necessary to mitigate against the risks of cross-infection in the event there are confirmed staff or Member cases.

In light of the significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases which have included some of our Members, Management has undertaken a further risk assessment to protect the health of our Members and employees and as a result we have had to make some changes to the current operations of our Clubhouses.

Further to our notice issued on Monday, 23 November night on the closure of the Happy Valley Old and New Clubhouses due to four positive cases; we would like to update Members on our findings of the infected persons’ respective movements (counting 14 days back from the dates they were confirmed as positive). Their movements were established based on CCTV recordings and supplemented by their own recollections.

In respect of the government’s latest directives on COVID-19 social distancing measures.

The management of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Clubhouse has received four separate positive COVID-19 reports directly from Members late last night (22 November) and today (23 November). Based on our initial investigation, the Members concerned have most recently visited the Valley Pool, 2/F Changing Rooms (19 November), The Rock (19 November) and The Eighth (during a preview operation – 15 November) at the New Clubhouse and the Six Furlong and The Gallop (11 November) at the Old Clubhouse respectively.

The COVID-19 pandemic situation is escalating significantly with the rapid increase in number of reported cases in the past few days.

As an update on the notice issued last night in regard to the positive Member case at the Happy Valley Sports Complex, we wish to inform Members that the medical test result for the Table Tennis coach has returned as negative.

The Club has been informed by the Table Tennis coach at the Happy Valley Clubhouse Sports Complex late tonight that the Centre for Health Protection has approached and informed him that a female Member he coached has been tested positive for COVID-19 on 18 November.

In consideration of the latest development of the COVID-19 pandemic situation which has seen a sudden increase in the number of cases, the Club will be taking further precautionary measures as follows with effect from Sunday, 22 November.

Further to our notice issued on Sat, 7 Nov, we would like to advise Members that upon further assessment of the timber roof structure at the 4/F, our timber engineering specialists have concluded that more substantial remedial works are required than originally expected

We are pleased to announce that The Eighth social hub and our Teppanyaki Isshō restaurant will officially open on 26 November, signifying Happy Valley New Clubhouse is now fully open, in time to plan for your festive gatherings.

In respect of the government’s latest directives on COVID-19 social distancing measures, kindly note the following will take effect at all Clubhouses and Happy Valley Racecourse dining outlets from Mon, 16 Nov to Thu, 26 Nov:

The said person last visited the New Clubhouse to inspect the 2/F and 5/F changing rooms during the late hours of the night on 2, 6 and 9 November for around 40 minutes (11.05pm to 11.45pm), just under two hours (10.00pm to 11.50pm) and just under one hour (11.10pm to 12.05am) respectively. The contractor employee has logged, passed temperature screening and worn a face mask throughout the entire duration of the visits. There was no Member in the vicinity on 2, 6 November and a limited number of Members (4 persons) in the vicinity of the 2/F male changing room on 9 November who are being contacted for further information and assistance. Those Club employees who have had any kind of contact with the concerned person will be arranged for Covid-19 testing and self-isolation in the interest of caution.

Members and guests are kindly reminded not to park or have chauffeurs wait in their cars outside the Members’ Main Entrance at both the Happy Valley and Sha Tin Racecourses as well as the adjacent roads on race days. The area is for immediate drop-off and pick-up only and cars parked or stopped there cause heavy congestion and disruption to race day operation. It also affects the safety of Members and guests who are being dropped off.

We apologise once again for the short notice on the closure of the Outdoor Pool (in addition to the Indoor Pool already closed for annual maintenance), Gym and Six Furlong Express issued last night. During the annual assessment of the timber roof structure at the 4/F, our technical professionals have discovered areas which require corrective work. As the Indoor Pool is currently closed for maintenance and usage is relatively lower at this time, it was decided that the corrective work should be done during this period to avoid another closure of the associated facilities at a later stage.

We apologise for the short notice. Due to emergency repair work that we have just been notified of, the Outdoor Pool (in addition to the indoor pool already closed for maintenance), Gym and Six Furlong Express at The Old Clubhouse will be closed from Sat, 7 Nov until Sat, 21 Nov. There will be work being done on the timber roof at the 4/F and this closure is necessary to assure the safety of the area. Kindly note that Hilltop Gym subscribers are welcome to use the Valley Gym during this period.

We are pleased to inform Members there will be further relaxation of the social distancing measures in line with the government’s announcement as follows effective Friday, 30 October:

We are pleased to inform Members that the Happy Valley New Clubhouse has commenced its formal operation today.

Pursuant to previous communication in the September badges regarding to the construction of the new car park in Sha Tin Racecourse, Members are kindly reminded that on racedays the Club will encourage the increased use of Exit 12C from the northbound carriageway of Tolo Highway, which is signed as ‘Penfold Park’. Together with raceday changes to the internal traffic circulation, this arrangement is designed to balance the travel distances between the two Racecourse entrances, providing easier access to the Grandstand II Car Park and the Penfold CarPark in order to reduce raceday congestion at Highway Exit 3.

We are pleased to inform Members the following dining and recreation facilities at ALL Clubhouses will reopen with effect from this Friday, 18 September:

As a reminder, The Stewards have approved the amendments to the following Club’s Bye-laws which have taken effect as announced in our previous notice dated 2 July

In line with the latest relaxation of the COVID-19 social distancing measures announced by the government yesterday, we are pleased to inform Members that all our dining facilities will be able to accommodate up to 4 persons per table with effect from this Friday, 11 September.

Pursuant to the latest government announcement, we are pleased to re-open the following Clubhouse facilities with effect from Friday, 4 September:

Pursuant to the latest government announcement, we are pleased to resume dine-in dinner services at the Clubhouses and Happy Valley Racecourse with the following operating hours which takes effect on Friday, 28 August as follows

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The Club was notified by a catering employee working in the Racing Club in late night on 6 August that she was preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. The Club was informed yesterday morning that the concerned staff was officially confirmed infected by Centre for Health Protection.

We are pleased to inform Members that the weekend operating hours at the following restaurants will be extended for the benefit of Members in consideration of the strong demand during this period.

Further to the latest government announcement earlier today, we are pleased to resume our daytime dine-in services at the Clubhouses and Happy Valley Racecourse as follows:

In respect of the latest government announcement issued on Monday, 27 July, we will suspend all dine-in services at the Clubhouses and Happy Valley Racecourse and only provide take-away services with effect from Wednesday, 29 July until further notice.

In consideration of the increasing COVID-19 threat, the Club will be implementing a staggered work schedule for our staff working at the Clubhouses and Happy Valley Racecourse non-race day outlets. Such an arrangement is necessary to mitigate against the risks of cross-infection in the event there are confirmed staff or Member cases.

We are pleased to announce that an e-Declaration Form will be launched on Monday, 20 July. Members may submit the Health Declaration Form online via https://cc.hkjc.com/ClubhouseForm prior to visits to the Clubhouses and Racecourse non-raceday restaurants.

Further to the Government's latest announcement issued last night, the Club will implement the following tightened measures at all Clubhouses and Happy Valley Racecourse non-race day dining outlets with effect from Wednesday, 15 July until further notice:

As a follow up to our notice issued yesterday, we would like to apprise Members on further details of the concerned Member’s movements during his visits on 3 and 6 July. As of this afternoon, we have not received any other reported Member or staff case.

On 22 June, The Hong Kong Jockey Club announced that Philip Chen had been elected by the Board of Stewards as the new Chairman of the Club. Michael Lee was elected as the new Deputy Chairman.

We have received a report from a Member who was tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today.

Pursuant to the Government's latest announcement, the Club will strengthen precautionary measures with effect from Saturday, 11 July until further notice:

We are pleased to inform Members about the re-opening of Children’s Playzones at Sha Tin Clubhouse and Beas River Country Club on 7 July. Kindly note the following details and user rules:

The Stewards have recently approved the amendments to the following Club’s Bye-laws:

Pursuant to the latest announcement from the Government, we are pleased to inform Members the following measures will be further relaxed with effect from tomorrow, Friday, 19 June:

We are pleased to inform Members about the re-opening of more facilities at our Clubhouses further to the latest government announcement.

The Club has implemented stringent precautionary measures for the protection of its Members, customers and employees at the Racecourses and Clubhouses since the COVID-19 outbreak in late January.

Pursuant to the latest announcement from the Government yesterday afternoon, we are pleased to inform Members that more facilities will re-open as follows (in addition to those announced on Monday):

Following the Government’s latest directive aimed at reducing social, leisure and recreational activities, the Club will continue to close the following facilities until further notice...

In consideration of the Government's latest announcement pertaining measures to be taken by commercial dining and leisure establishments as well as the rapid increase in the number of local COVID-19 cases which reached a daily high today; the Club will further step up precautionary measures with effect from 6pm, Saturday,28 March as follows...

Following the Government’s latest announcement to introduce further measures aiming to promote social distancing and prevent viral transmission by close contact, the Club will be taking further precautionary measures with effect from tomorrow, Wednesday, 25 March as follows...

We would like to further explain the Notice issued yesterday (18 March) requiring Members and guests entering the Clubhouses and Racecourses to sign a Heath Declaration Form.

The outbreak of COVID-19 is now reaching an alarming level globally. With the continuous increase in imported infection cases and in line with the Government’s latest health warnings, the Clubhouses and Racecourses WILL NOT admit any Member, his/her family members or guests who have been outside HK for any period of time in the last 14 days.

Hong Kong as a community as well as the Club is going through a very challenging period with the outbreak of COVID-19. Always placing the safety of our Members, guests and staff as the highest priority, the Club has taken the lead in implementing vigilant hygiene and preventive measures since the onset of the outbreak in January.

Further to our notice yesterday concerning a second Member who tested positive for COVID-19, we have gathered the necessary details of his movement on 23 February based on his utilization and CCTV records, which were further verified by him.

The Club has been made aware of the announcement by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) late last night that a Club Member has been tested positive for COVID-19. Based on the information of CHP, the Member attended his daughter’s wedding banquet on 22 February where his sister, a confirmed case as disclosed earlier, was also present. He was sent to the quarantine center as a close contact.

The Club has been closely monitoring the evolving situation of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, noting the increase in local cases. Giving consideration to the Government’s continued measure in closing pools, indoor sporting and shower facilities to further prevent the spread of the virus, the Club will be closing the following facilities from 12 noon, Saturday, 29 February to 10 March (inclusive)...

The Club was informed by a Member today afternoon (25 February), that she has been tested as preliminary positive for COVID-19. According to our records and confirmation with the Member, she had visited the Food Plaza and LEVADE at the Happy Valley Clubhouse on 14 February and had also used the Gym on 11 February.

The Club has been closely monitoring the evolving situation of the 2019-nCoV in Hong Kong, noting the increase in cases, which have been contracted locally...

RACECOURSE

Our Racecourse's masterplan is one of the Club's major initiatives to improve the racegoing experience. Riding on the past decade's successful Racecourse renovation work, we continue to enhance the overall arrival experience for our Owners and Members - whose support has been key to the sport's continuance these past few months - with the construction of a new car park near the Sha Tin Members' Main Entrance.

CLUBHOUSE

With effect from 17 October 2020, dressy shorts will be acceptable at Restaurants and Bars with “Smart Casual” dress code with details as follows:

Beas River Country Club (BRCC) has introduced the use of the Smart Wristband, which allows fast, secure and convenient purchases – all with a quick tap of the wrist.

A range of new services and technology enhancements will be introduced in the coming months, including SMS and email confirmation for outlet bookings, dining e-receipts and more. To allow for more timely communications with Members and to be friendly to our environment, digital channels (including email and our website) will increasingly be used as the preferred means of communication.

Located in the pool viewing area on the 4/F of Happy Valley Clubhouse, the newly opened Six Furlong Express is a self-service venue featuring the most popular dishes from the Food Plaza.

The Racing Club’s Noodle Bar at Happy Valley Racecourse will be closed for maintenance from 1 July until 30 November.

The badges+ mobile app will be discontinued with effect from Wednesday, 1 July. To view the latest web version of badges, please visit member.hkjc.com/badges.

Further to the recent notification to Members regarding the construction works for the new car park building near Sha Tin Clubhouse, please be aware that from 22 June 2020 to September 2020, extensive road works will be carried out at driveways leading to the Clubhouse car parks. Partial parking spaces will be blocked in phases and the traffic around Clubhouse will be diverted intermittently. Please follow the road signs and guidance from the traffic wardens.

The LEVADE showroom at Happy Valley Clubhouse will be relocated to G/F, the Link Building, The Hilltop in the Valley, on Tuesday, 16 June.

The presence of riders on Kam Tsin Road near Beas River Country Club means it is important for drivers be especially alert. Riding Instructor (Jumping) Melissa Troup tells Roey Gilberg how Members can practise safe driving in the company of horses. The most important point is for the driver to expect the unexpected when approaching or passing a horse on the road. Horses are animals of flight – their survival in the wild is dependent upon their flight reflex to perceived threatening situations. Thus, they will instinctively flee from a threat rather than use their minds to analyse the danger.