24 Feb 2022

Link’s Shopping Centres and Fresh Markets Gear Up for Vaccine Pass Launch

 

  • Link has put in place necessary measures to ensure the smooth implementation of the government’s Vaccine Pass arrangement in its shopping centres and fresh markets
  • Link and its single-letting market operators jointly distribute complimentary COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to tenants and workers at their fresh markets

 

Link Asset Management Limited (Link), the manager of Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Hong Kong stock code: 823), said today (Thursday) that its 75 shopping centres and 52 fresh markets are well prepared for the implementation of the Vaccine Pass arrangement.

In response to the Government’s Vaccine Pass arrangement which comes into force today, Link has put in place all necessary measures to ensure the smooth implementation of the newly mandated regulations and operating procedures. Tenants and their staff have been briefed of the procedures and reminded of the need to prepare their own vaccine records before reporting for work. Link has also conducted five drills across its shopping centres in Wong Tai Sin, Sha Tin, Tin Shui Wai, and Tung Chung in the week prior to the launch of the scheme.

For the convenience of visitors, “LeaveHomeSafe” QR codes are readily displayed at all entrances of Link’s shopping centres and fresh markets, as well as essential passageways such as those connecting car parks and neighbouring estates, to remind visitors to scan the QR code before entering the premises. There are also braille characters installed above the posters for the visually impaired. Additional staff have been deployed in high-traffic areas to facilitate orderly compliance with the new regulations and to assist members of the public in scanning the QR code.

As a token of appreciation for tenants’ support in the launch of the Vaccine Pass, Link and its single-letting fresh market operators are distributing complimentary COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to tenants of Link’s 52 fresh markets from today. The aim is to encourage stall owners and workers to undertake voluntary testing to protect their own health and that of visitors, and to break the invisible chain of transmission within the community.

George Hongchoy, Link CEO, said: “Our fresh markets form a very important part of the community by connecting residents and essential supplies. Our team has been working hard to provide the safest possible environment for our tenants and the public. We remain confident that, with the pandemic-control measures and society-wide cooperation, we will overcome the challenges posed by the latest wave of COVID-19.”

High-resolution pictures can be downloaded here.

 

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About Link

Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Hong Kong stock code: 823), managed by Link Asset Management Limited, is a leading retail-focused REIT in the world. Listed in 2005 as the first REIT in Hong Kong, Link has been 100% held by public and institutional investors and is a Hang Seng Index constituent stock. From its home in Hong Kong, Link owns and manages a diversified portfolio including retail facilities, car parks, offices and logistics assets spanning China’s Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen), Beijing and Shanghai, the UK’s London and Australia’s Sydney. Link seeks to extend its portfolio growth trajectory and grasp expansion opportunities in different markets in pursuit of its medium-term target Vision 2025.

For details, please visit https://www.linkreit.com.

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