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FCC Continues its Restrictions

FCC Continues its Restrictions
      
Dear Members:
The Hong Kong government is continuing anti-virus restrictions; a few changes affect the FCC. The club will comply with the measures as follows:
               
All restaurants will close at 11:59 p.m. every day. Last orders for food will be 10:50 p.m. while last orders for drinks will be 11:30 p.m.
The takeaway menu is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., though last orders must be made by 9:00 p.m. The menu can be downloaded from our website at fcchk.org. Please place orders with the FCC Restaurant at 2844 2806 or [email protected]. Orders will be confirmed by a phone call.
Up to four people are allowed at tables in all outlets and the number of guests per member remains at three.
All outlets will be restricted to 50% capacity. Please book ahead.
Live performances will be suspended.
In-person events continue, though per-table limits, distancing and mask-wearing requirements are strictly enforced.
Banqueting has resumed except for cocktail parties, and distancing and mask-wearing while not eating or drinking are being enforced. Please contact the banquet team at 2844 2838 or [email protected] to book.
The gym is open yet the sauna and steam room remain closed. No more than four people are allowed at a time. Wearing a mask while exercising is not required in the gym. Please pre-register with the gym attendant at 2844 2849.
The workroom is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wearing a mask is required.
In keeping with government requirements and best practices, all members, guests and staff must wear face masks except when eating or drinking. Hand sanitizer must be used. The FCC will continue the check-in, temperature-taking and declaration measures upon entry to the club, as well as the frequent cleaning protocols throughout the building.
People who have travelled overseas in the past 14 days are not allowed to visit the club, even once the “travel bubble” with Singapore begins.
Thank you for your continued support of the FCC.
23 November 2020

 

FCC Dining Hours Extended

FCC Dining Hours Extended
      
Dear FCC Members:
The Hong Kong government starting Friday September 18 will further extend hours for dine-in service.
               
Accordingly, the club will extend its hours until 11:59 p.m. every day. Last orders for food will be 10:50 p.m. while last orders for drinks will be 11:30 p.m.
All other restrictions — including the requirement of no more than four people to a table — will remain unchanged.
In keeping with government requirements and best practices, all members, guests and staff must wear face masks except when eating or drinking. This is a requirement in all areas of the building including the workroom. Hand sanitizer must be used. The FCC will continue the check-in, temperature-taking and declaration measures upon entry to the club, as well as the frequent cleaning protocols throughout the building.
Thank you for your continued support of the FCC.
16 September 2020

 

FCC Tightens Restrictions Starting Today

FCC Tightens Restrictions Starting Today
      
Dear Members:
The Hong Kong government starting today, Monday Nov. 16, will further tighten anti-virus restrictions. The club will comply with the new measures as follows:
               
All restaurants will close at 11:59 p.m. every day. Last orders for food will be 10:50 p.m. while last orders for drinks will be 11:30 p.m.
The takeaway menu is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., though last orders must be made by 9:00 p.m. The menu can be downloaded from our website at fcchk.org. Please place orders with the FCC Restaurant at 2844 2806 or [email protected]. Orders will be confirmed by a phone call.
Up to four people — down from six — will be allowed at tables in all outlets and the number of guests per member will remain at three.
All outlets will be restricted to 50% capacity. Please book ahead.
Live performances will continue in Bert’s on Friday nights.
In-person events have resumed and will continue, though per-table limits, distancing and mask-wearing requirements will be enforced.
Banqueting is also resuming except for cocktail parties, and distancing and mask-wearing while not eating or drinking will be enforced. Please contact the banquet team at 2844 2838 or [email protected] to book.
The gym is open yet the sauna and steam room remain closed. No more than four people are allowed at a time. Wearing a mask while exercising is no longer required in the gym. Please pre-register with the gym attendant at 2844 2849.
The workroom will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wearing a mask is required.
In keeping with government requirements and best practices, all members, guests and staff must wear face masks except when eating or drinking. Hand sanitizer must be used. The FCC will continue the check-in, temperature-taking and declaration measures upon entry to the club, as well as the frequent cleaning protocols throughout the building.
Thank you for your continued support of the FCC.
16 November 2020

 

FCC Restrictions Further Relaxed

FCC Restrictions Further Relaxed
      
Dear Members:
The Hong Kong government starting Friday September 11 will further ease anti-virus restrictions, notably allowing four guests per table rather than two. The club will comply with the following:
               
All restaurants will continue to close at 10 p.m. every day. Last orders for food must be made by 9:00 p.m. while drinks last orders must be made by 9:30 p.m.
The takeaway menu is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., though last orders must be made by 9:00 p.m. The menu can be downloaded from our website at fcchk.org. Please place orders with the FCC Restaurant at 2844 2806 or [email protected]. Orders will be confirmed by a phone call.
Up to four people will now be allowed at tables in all outlets and the number of guests per member will be extended to two.
All outlets will remain at 50% capacity. Please book ahead.
No in-person events or live performances will be held at this time. Virtual events via Zoom will continue.
The gym is open yet the sauna and steam room remain closed. No more than four people are allowed at a time. Wearing a mask in the gym is required while exercising under the government’s rules. Please pre-register with the gym attendant at 2844 2849.
The Workroom will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
In keeping with government requirements and best practices, all members, guests and staff must wear face masks except when eating or drinking. Hand sanitizer must be used. The FCC will continue the check-in, temperature-taking and declaration measures upon entry to the club, as well as the frequent cleaning protocols throughout the building.
The staff will continue to take future bookings for banquets and we hope to plan in-person club events soon.
Thank you for your continued support of the FCC.
9 September 2020

 

FCC Announces New Editor of The Correspondent


FCC Announces New Editor of The Correspondent

August 5, 2020

 

The FCC is pleased to announce that Kate Springer has been appointed editor of the club’s magazine, The Correspondent.

 

Kate brings a depth of publishing experience and a commitment to further improve the content of the quarterly magazine. She takes over from Sue Brattle, who is leaving Hong Kong. She starts immediately and will edit the magazine’s October issue.

 

During her journalism career in Hong Kong, Kate has contributed to regional and international magazines including Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, Vogue and Tatler. A writer and editor, she has founded her own content agency. She is also the managing editor of Ariana, a Hong Kong-based publication focused on social justice issues, and the Hong Kong and Macau correspondent for Forbes Travel Guide.

 

Established in 1975, The Correspondent is distributed globally as a magazine at the forefront of reporting from Hong Kong. Its content covers club news, press freedom issues, speaker events, and lifestyle aspects including food and beverage. The magazine is available to members online and in print.

 

Special Takeaway Menu Available

Special Takeaway Menu Available

Dear Members:

With the restrictions imposed started today including the 6 p.m. closing time of all outlets, the FCC will begin offering a special food and beverage takeaway menu. It includes Indian and Chinese set menus and selected wines and beverages.

The menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., though last orders must be made by 8:30 p.m. It can be downloaded from our website at fcchk.org.

Orders should be picked up by members at Reception.

Please place orders with the FCC Restaurant at 2844 2806 or [email protected]. All orders will be confirmed by a phone call.

Thank you for your continued support of the FCC.

15 July 2020

    

 

 

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FCC Update on Tighter Restrictions Starting July 15

FCC Update on Tighter Restrictions Starting July 15

 

Dear Members:

 

As the Hong Kong government imposes further restrictions from July 15-July 21 to address a rise in coronavirus cases in the city, the FCC will be required to make some additional changes starting on Wednesday morning, July 15. The club will remain open yet with the following restrictions:

 

  • All restaurants and bars will close at 6 p.m. every day. There will be no beverage or food service after 6 p.m. except for take-away service.

 

  • The club will offer a special takeaway menu until 8:30 p.m.

 

  • No more than four people will be allowed at tables in the outlets or at groups around the bars.

 

  • All outlets will be reduced to 50% capacity so please book ahead for lunch, which is expected will be a busy time.

 

  • No in-person events or live performances will be held at this time. The staff will contact those with current event bookings in this period — including for Quiz Night and Hawaiian Night — to confirm the cancellation. The virtual Zoom events on July 15 and July 20 will proceed.

 

  • The gym will be closed.

 

The FCC will continue to restrict guests to three per member at all times.

 

In keeping with the government requirements and best practices, especially with an uptick in coronavirus cases, all members, guests and staff must wear face masks except when eating or drinking. Hand sanitizer must be used by all. The FCC will strictly continue the check-in, temperature-taking and declaration measures upon entry to the club, as well as the frequent cleaning protocols throughout the building.

 

The staff will continue to take future bookings for banquets and we hope to again plan in-person club events once the restrictions lift.

 

Thank you for your continued support of the FCC.

 

14 July 2020

 

 

 

FCC Restrictions Extended

FCC Restrictions Extended

 

Dear Members:

The Hong Kong government has extended the anti-virus related restrictions for another week through August 25. The club will continue with the following:

All restaurants and bars will close at 6 p.m. every day. There will be no food and beverage service after 6 p.m. except for take-away service.
   
The takeaway menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., though last orders must be made by 8:30 p.m. The menu can be downloaded from our website at fcchk.org. Please place orders with the FCC Restaurant at 2844 2806 or [email protected]. All orders will be confirmed by a phone call.
   
Given the spacing requirements, the FCC will restrict guests to one per member at all times. No more than two people will be allowed at tables in all outlets.
   
All outlets are reduced to 50% capacity. Please book ahead for lunch.
   
No in-person events or live performances will be held at this time. Virtual events via Zoom will continue.
   
The gym will remain closed yet the workroom will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
   

In keeping with the government requirements and best practices, especially with an uptick in coronavirus cases, all members, guests and staff must wear face masks except when eating or drinking. Hand sanitizer must be used by all. The FCC will strictly continue the check-in, temperature-taking and declaration measures upon entry to the club, as well as the frequent cleaning protocols throughout the building.

The staff will continue to take future bookings for banquets and we hope to again plan in-person club events once the restrictions lift.

Thank you for your continued support of the FCC.

18 August 2020

    

 

 

FCC Announces Revised Hours, Policies as Government Lifts Some Restrictions

FCC Announces Revised Hours, Policies as Government Lifts Some Restrictions

As the Hong Kong government begins easing restrictions on Friday 8 May related to combating the coronavirus outbreak, the FCC will reopen some parts of the club and make other relevant changes. Yet the government’s rules and our priority to the health and safety of our staff and members means that we will continue to employ social distancing throughout the club.

The changes include:

  • The gym will reopen, though given social-distancing rules we will have a limit of five people in the gym at any time, including staff, and no more than two in the changing room. The showers and changing rooms will be open yet the sauna and steam room will remain closed. Booking is required.
  • Bert’s will reopen, with limited seating at the bar and space between tables in the dining area.
  • Under the government’s new guidelines, groups of eight will be allowed so bookings will be taken for up to eight people. The club will continue to keep space between tables and promote social distancing, especially in the Main Bar area.
  • Members may bring up to three guests apiece. We will limit guests as long as extra space is required between tables.
  • Banqueting and events remain canceled, given the eight-person limit.
  • Continuation of the check-in, temperature taking and declaration measures upon entry to the club.
  • Continuation of the requirement that all members, guests and staff wear face masks except when eating or drinking, and that hand sanitizer be used by all.
  • Continuation of enhanced and frequent cleaning protocols throughout the club.

The club’s hours will be restored starting Friday.

As noted when these measures were implemented on 27 March, the club took actions to allow us to meet the government requirements yet remain open and continue to serve our members. This is key as we are a professional club that supports working journalists. Throughout this period, we have adopted measures that go beyond the government requirements and allow us to protect the health and safety of our staff, members and guests. That will continue to be our priority.

If the government rules ease further, we hope to again offer banqueting and club events, and to ease the rules in the gym.

Thank you.

7 May 2020

 

 

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