1. Private and municipal facilities including pools, beaches and children’s playgrounds were closed.

  2. Single-use face masks polluted Hong Kong’s beaches and country parks, but incredible efforts were made to remove them by volunteers and environmental advocates.

  3. To show gratitude towards Hong Kong’s postal workers who worked throughout the pandemic and endured constantly changing restrictions and resulting backlogs.

  4. “PPE” (personal protective equipment) represented by a pair of disposable latex gloves making a heart shape.

  5. More time at home “shielding” resulted in a huge increase in the popularity of  streaming services- Netflix being the biggest winner.

  6. Many found solace in the meditative pastime of jigsaws. Puzzle sales saw enormous spikes during the pandemic- especially during periods of lockdown and with quarantiners.

  7. Sewing enthusiasts made homemade face masks for medical workers. 

  8. Getting through the challenges of home-learning for teachers, parents, caregivers and students. Hong Kong experienced more than 18 months of disrupted education.

  9. For some, longer periods at home allowed them to develop and expand new hobbies, such as baking. New businesses selling home-cooked items flourished during this period.

  10. Mobile tents in places such as recreational grounds and sports halls provided community testing services for Hong Kong residents.

  11. The release of The Lion Rock Press’ Limited Edition commemorative covid Christmas decoration set marked the one year anniversary of CV19 in Hong Kong. The masked lucky cat hanging ornament signified resilience and community.

  12. Due to the increasing restrictions on education and leisure facilities, Hong Kong residents reconnected with the outdoors through activities including hiking (with furry friends), yoga, cycling, and camping in Hong Kong’s picturesque landscape. Wildlife such as feral boar and cattle enjoyed the increase of abandoned food scraps, although often detrimental to their health.

  13. More time at home often meant learning to play, or master, traditional games such as mahjong, with friends and family.

  14. Increasing numbers of shops, offices and restaurants provided automatic hand sanitizing and temperature checking before entering their premises. It became habitual for residents to do this, and a source of comfort for some.

  15. Representing the effect on international travel such as the cancellation of flights, passengers dressing in PPE including hazmat suits when travelling, inbound travellers being required to wear quarantine tracking wristbands linked to the “Stay Home Safe” app, and varying lengths of mandatory quarantine.

  16. Panic buying of staples (such as toilet paper, rice, pasta, snacks and cleaning products) led to huge queues, altercations, stock shortages and restriction of sales per customer. 

  17. The launch of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Hong Kong saw the introduction of the friendly syringe characters, and the message “Protect Yourself and Others. Get Vaccinated”.

  18. Food delivery services, such as Food Panda, offering contactless delivery options, saw sales surge during the pandemic- particularly for those shielding at home, those quarantining, and when the restaurants were forced to close or had restrictions imposed. Convenient and crucial for many, unfortunately this also led to a spike in single-use plastic pollution. 

  19. Giving our deepest thanks to front-line healthcare workers worldwide and medical researchers who worked tirelessly in challenging conditions to do their life-saving work.

  20. Campaigns to encourage scrupulous hand-washing were widespread, especially for children who were taught to wash for 20 seconds to the tune of “Happy Birthday”.

  21. Particularly during the early months of the pandemic, Hong Kong’s street cleaners continued to carry out their duties despite the atmosphere of fear and unknowing. This illustration is in recognition of their ongoing hard work, bravery and commitment in the face of escalating workload and potential threat to their health.

  22. Newborn babies, unable to wear masks, were given plastic face shields for protection.

  23. Hong Kong’s official Covid slogan: Together, We Fight the Virus!

  24. The launch of The Lion Rock Press’ line of commemorative covid mugs saw many people ordering mugs as souvenirs for their time in mandatory quarantine- often with their room numbers on the reverse. 

  25. Social distancing rules in restaurants changed often with the varying levels of restrictions, but tables always had perspex shields separating customers.

  26. Registering, and then scanning QR codes with the “Leave Home Safe” app became mandatory before entering premises such as office buildings and restaurants.

  27. Thanks to the “Social Distancing” rules, the new way of greeting - elbow bumps or ankle taps, became the new handshake. Posters reminding people to keep at least 1.5m apart were widespread and instantly recognisable. Representing also a vaccinated person with the circular plaster on the upper arm.

  28. To represent the myriad challenges of working from home, such as the repetitive practise of telling your colleagues “you are on mute!”, we immortalise the infamous Zoom filter mishap of “I am not a cat”.

  29.  Cleansing bots helped to disinfect shoppers and public places while reducing human contact.

  30. Hong Kong’s ‘Lazy Lion’ mascot promoted our wellbeing throughout the pandemic, encouraging residents to keep active and eat healthily. Ubiquitous small bottles of hand-sanitiser became a habit, though they added to the growing issue of plastic pollution. 

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