Recreational clubs

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  • DescriptionsDescriptions

    The Business Liaison Group (BLG) for recreational clubs (statutory known as "clubs") is a formal forum for operators of private clubs that generally restrict memberships through debenture, subscription or fellow member referrals to exchange views with government representatives on licensing and regulatory matters. These clubs are characterized by offering a wide range of recreational facilities and related services. In addition to the Certificate of Compliance for clubs, an operator may also need to apply for licences for karaoke, swimming pool, massage establishment, etc. in providing different services to the club members. BLG members are welcome to suggest agenda items on licensing and regulatory matters affecting the trade.

  • Government RepresentativesGovernment Representatives

    Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Home Affairs Department, and Efficiency Office.

  • Notes of MeetingNotes of Meeting / Trade’s Views

    Trade’s views are collected through various channels, including BLG meetings, online forms, e-mails and phone calls.  The relevant meeting notes, summaries of trade’s views and the Government’s responses are tabulated below –

     

    Meeting /

    Trade’s views

    Date / Period Document
      Jul – Dec 2022

    Summary of trade's views and Government's responsesSummary of trade's views and Government's responses

      Jan – Jun 2022

    Summary of trade's views and Government's responsesSummary of trade's views and Government's responses

      Jul – Dec 2021

    No trade's views were raised through this BLG

    19 28 Nov 2019

    19th Meeting Notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 -  Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance & Application for a Certificate of Compliance Annex 1

    Annex 2 - Fee concessions for Club Liquor Licence and Restricted Food Permit Annex 2

    Annex 3 - Tips for filling Application Form for Club Liquor Licence Annex 3

    Annex 4 - Online Applications for Temporary Absence of Licensee and Renewal of Club Liquor Licence Annex 4

    Annex 5 - How to create an account for online liquor applications Annex 5

    18 21 Aug 2018

    18th Meeting Notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 - The Dutiable Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 comes into operation on 30 November 2018 Annex 1

    Annex 2 - Processing transfer application without the current licensee’s consent Annex 2

    Annex 3 - Online Licence Service System Annex 3

    Annex 4 - Relaxation of Showing Moveable Furniture Items on the Layout Plans for Application for Certificate of Compliance under Clubs (Safety Of Premises) Ordinance) Annex 4

    Annex 5 - Measures to facilitate new applications for Certificate of Compliance Annex 5

    17 16 Mar 2017

    17th Meeting Notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 Mandatory Use of Designated Devices Registered under the Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme Annex 1

    Annex 2 Reserve Licensee Mechanism Annex 2

    Annex 3 Electronic Submission of Liquor Licence Application Using Passwords Annex 3

    16 17 Mar 2016

    16th Meeting Notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 Implementation of the Building (Standards of Sanitary Fitments, Plumbing, Drainage Works and Latrines) (Amendment) Regulation 2015 (Amendment Regulation) relevant to recreational clubs Annex 1

    Annex 2 Draft Handbook on Tree Management Annex 2

    15 11 Aug 2015

    15th Meeting Notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 : Asbestos Management and Control Annex 1

    Annex 2 : Legislative amendment to improve the liquor licence regulatory regime Annex 2

    Annex 3 : Control of dangerous goods in Hong Kong Annex 3

    Annex 4 : Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Annex 4

    Annex 5 : Enhancement of the Application Tracking Facility for Certificate of Compliance applications Annex 5

    14 14 Jan 2015

    14th Meeting Notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 : Posting of business facilitation measures and licensing/regulatory requirements to the website of The Club Managers’ Association of Hong Kong Annex 1

    Annex 2 : Proper use of water supply to cooling towers for water-cooled air conditioning system  Annex 2

    Annex 3 : Revamped website of Business Facilitation Initiatives Annex 3

    Annex 4 : Water Pollution Control Ordinance (Chapter 358)  Annex 4

    13 20 Jan 2014

    13th Meeting Notes Meeting notes

    Annex 1 Annex 1

    Annex 2 Annex 2

    Annex 3 Annex 3

    Annex 4 Annex 4

    Annex 5 Annex 5

    12 7 Feb 2013

    12th Meeting Notes Meeting notes

    Briefing on "Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme and Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme"  Annex 1

    Briefing on "Online Submission of Electronic Applications for Food Business and Trade Licences" Annex 2

    Briefing on "Online Submission of Electronic Applications for Food Business and Trade Licences"Annex 3

    11 18 Sep 2012

    11th Meeting Notes Meeting notes

    11th Meeting Notes Annex 1 Annex

    10 5 Mar 2012

    10th Meeting Notes Meeting notes

    10th Meeting Notes Annex 1 Annex

     

    If you would like to access recreational clubs BLG meeting notes/annex(es) issued before 2012, please contact us at bft@effo.gov.hk

     

  • Highlight of Interesting IssuesHighlight of Interesting Issues

    • If karaoke activity is carried on in not more than 3 rooms with an aggregate floor area of not more than 30m2, the karaoke establishment is exempted from obtaining a licence or permit.
    • If application for renewal of Certificate of Compliance (CoC) is made three months before expiry, the current CoC will remain valid until notice of the application result is issued by the Home Affairs Department (HAD).
    • The operators should obtain a Frozen Confection Factory Licence from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) before installing a soft ice-cream dispensing machine for direct sale of soft ice-cream on a club premises.
    • The operators should obtain different restricted food permits from the FEHD for serving different restricted food items such as oysters, sashimi etc. on the club premises
Video: What a recreational club trade participant is saying about the BLG

Video: What a recreational club trade participant is saying about the BLG

Duration 4:32
Video: What a recreational club trade participant is saying about the BLG (Cantonese version only)

Video: What a recreational club trade participant is saying about the BLG (Cantonese version only)

Duration 1:36
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