2020-10-15 HK Phil Special Announcement on a Confirmed COVID-19 Case
The CHP has confirmed that a player of the HK Phil has tested positive for COVID-19. He has been admitted to hospital for further treatment under isolation, and is now in stable condition. Arrangements have been made with the CHP to send other concerned orchestral members to stay at the quarantine centres, and backstage staff of the HK Phil to undergo testing.
The HK Phil offices are temporarily closed and have been disinfected.
As a safety measure, HK Phil performances on 16, 17, 23 and 24 October have been cancelled. Refund arrangements will be announced next week.
The HK Phil always puts the health and well-being of its audience, guest artists, musicians and staff members as a top priority. We are sorry to inform you about this news and look forward to welcoming back our audiences when the situation permits.
The management thanks the musicians and staff for their cooperation and support to face this situation together.
The HK Phil musicians will offer professional coaching to school ensembles, such as orchestras, concert bands and string ensembles. They will conclude the visit with a joint performance with student and musicians, to which all teachers and students are welcome to attend and see what has been achieved.