|For Immediate Release||1 June 2021|
to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations in Hong Kong
1 June 2021, Hong Kong - To support the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government's ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive, Swire Properties today announced it is offering HK$8 million in incentives to help boost the take-up rate for the vaccination. The incentives can be enjoyed by the broader Hong Kong community as well as the Company's staff members.
The dual approach means that members of the public who are fully vaccinated can enter a lucky draw to win a shopping spree at Swire Properties' malls in Hong Kong, while the Company's Hong Kong-based staff will receive shopping coupons valued at HK$2,000 in addition to a special rest day announced earlier. A free pre-vaccination medical assessment will also be made available to staff.
Guy Bradley, Chief Executive of Swire Properties, said: "Increasing the vaccination rate is the only way to end the pandemic. We are eager to do our part by launching a host of incentives that support the HKSAR Government's vaccination efforts. We want to help our staff, help our tenants and help the people of Hong Kong with the aim of getting our city back on track."
Lucky Draw for Hong Kong Residents
For HKID holders, the lucky draw will offer 500 prizes with each winner enjoying HK$10,000 in shopping vouchers that can be used at the Company's shopping malls in Hong Kong, including Pacific Place, Cityplaza and Citygate Outlets.
Eligible participants must be fully vaccinated before the end of August 2021 and the shopping vouchers will be valid for one year. More details, along with the official Terms & Conditions, will be announced in due course.
Swire Properties continues to encourage colleagues to get vaccinated to protect themselves and the people around them. In addition to the one day of special leave announced earlier (to be taken after the second dose of the vaccine), the Company announced today that eligible staff who receive two doses of the vaccine before the end of August 2021 will receive a shopping voucher worth HK$2,000. What's more, all Hong Kong colleagues can receive a free pre-vaccination medical assessment to determine whether they are physically suitable for vaccination.
Swire Hotels, a division of Swire Properties, earlier offered its staff a pre-vaccination medical screening and one to three days of special leave for Hong Kong-based colleagues who fully complete the vaccination process. To further improve the vaccination rate, these staff can also take part in a lucky draw to win one of 30 prizes, including a HK$10,000 travel reimbursement and staycation packages.
About Swire Properties
Swire Properties develops and manages commercial, retail, hotel and residential properties, with a particular focus on mixed-use developments in prime locations at major mass transportation intersections. Swire Properties is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and its investment portfolio in Hong Kong comprises Taikoo Place, Cityplaza and Pacific Place. In addition to Hong Kong, the Company has investments in the Chinese mainland, the United States, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Visit Swire Properties' website at www.swireproperties.com.