- Safeguarding the health of up to 40,000 spectators at the first mask-off major sports event at Hong Kong Stadium since the pandemic
- Setting up hand sanitiser stations at 75 key locations across the Stadium to provide convenient access to the spectators and VIPs on hygiene protection so that everyone can enjoy the exciting games between 28 international teams to the fullest
HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 28 March 2023 – Since 2021, Reckitt’s brand Dettol has collaborated closely with the Hong Kong Rugby Union to support world-class sporting events, and the brand is proud to be the Official Hygiene Partner of the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens again this year. Although Hong Kong is moving into a new post-pandemic phase, the general public remain conscious of hygiene awareness. Dettol will help implement enhanced hygiene protocols for spectators to support this first mask-off rugby international tournament in Hong Kong since the pandemic. With no social distancing measures in effect, the tournament will see 16 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams from across the world battle it out over three days to a full house of up to 40,000 spectators from 31 March to 2 April 2023.
“At Reckitt, we seek out new opportunities to build shared success with our partners. It is our great honour to collaborate with the Hong Kong Rugby Union again to protect all fans attending the Hong Kong Sevens tournament so that everyone can fully enjoy the three-day event. With mass events returning to the city, the level of hygiene and health will remain a priority for many as the population has become accustomed to it.” said Boudewijn Feith, General Manager, Hong Kong/Taiwan at Reckitt.
“As one of the world’s most trusted disinfectant brands, Dettol will continue to protect everyone’s best moments with our expertise to help Hong Kongers safely embrace this new post-pandemic phase, that is free from masks and social distancing measures.”
Dettol will promote positive public hygiene practices and provide easy access to its widely trusted hygiene and disinfectant products throughout the tournament, keeping with Reckitt’s purpose of pursuing a healthier and cleaner world built on the foundation of good hygiene.
Safeguarding People’s Health with Dettol’s Trusted Products
Throughout this international rugby celebration, Dettol will provide onsite hygiene protection by placing Dettol hand sanitiser stations at 75 key locations across the Hong Kong Stadium, including concourse, entrances, security check zones and executive suites. This level of protection is important to ensure the safe and confident entrance into a new phase of hygiene behaviour at mass participation events. The deployment of Dettol’s sanitising stations will also help the spectators maintain good hygiene and stay healthy amid the cold and flu season.
“We are excited to welcome a full house of nearly 40,000 fans back at the Stadium as we bring the flagship event back in full swing this year. The crowd can enjoy every game to the fullest with all social distancing measures being lifted, and our partnership with Reckitt and Dettol is instrumental to the event’s success. We look forward to achieving another milestone together following our successful partnership last November,” said Bryan Rennie, General Manager of Commercial and Business Development of the Hong Kong Rugby Union.
Globally, Dettol has partnered with many leading organizations and supported major events worldwide, including the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the English Football Association (FA), Cricket Australia, Hilton Hotels, British Airways, SF Express, Deliveroo, and Uber Taxi to deliver its brand purpose of protecting what people love.
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Dettol is a leader in germ protection helping families protect what they love for over 80 years through better hygiene. Founded in trust, efficacy and education, Dettol’s purpose is to ensure everyone has the right to good hygiene and, with its wide range of personal care and home care products, is continuing its fight to empower everyone with the knowledge to build positive and long-lasting hygiene habits.
For more information, please visit: https://www.dettol.com.hk/en/
The Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) was founded in 1952, and became an affiliated union of World Rugby in 1988. In 1968, the HKRU became a founding member of Asia Rugby and remains committed to the development of the game in Asia. In 2008, the HKRU presented the first neutral-venue Bledisloe Cup – followed by a second match in 2010. In 2013, the HKRU hosted the first British & Irish Lions match played in Asia and the following year hosted the first regional Olympic qualifier tournament for Rugby Sevens. The HKRU is a member of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China and provides competitive and social rugby opportunities for men and women at every age and skill level. For more information, please visit: https://www.hkrugby.com/