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$50,000 fine awaits dining premises found violating health code rules

The warning was issued following the expiry of the 14-day adaptation period of the codes.

Operators of catering premises found guilty of allowing entry of customers with red or amber code will be penalised with a maximum fine of $50,000 and imprisonment of six months, the government warned.

The government issued the warning following the expiry of the 14-day adaptation period for the addition of the red code and the amber code in the Vaccine Pass.

Starting 25 August, Food & Environmental Hygiene Department said the health code rules will be strictly enforced.

Apart from the operators of catering premises, customers or visitors with red or amber codes who visited such places will also be penalised with a maximum fine of $10,000.

“The associated liability may be discharged by paying a fixed penalty of $5,000,” added the agency.

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