The banquet had more than 100 people seated at 34 tables on April 10 this year, which was far beyond the 20 banquet attendees cap at that time.

The Office of the Licensing Authority of the Home Affairs Department today (Monday) applied to the court for summons against the license holder of Scout Association of Hong Kong - Commissioners' Club, which is located on the 8th floor of the Hong Kong Scout Centre in Jordan; two people in charge of a catering service provider; and three people who held the group gathering.

They allegedly allowed and arranged the banquet inside the clubhouse, in breach of regulations set for banquet holders and the social gathering cap.

The cases will be heard in court.

Scout Association chief commissioner Joseph Lau Yee-leung had said the banquet was a private one instead of an official event by the association.

He said the association was concerned about the incident as the banquet took place inside Hong Kong Scout Centre and was attended by scouts on their own volition. He called upon scouts to abide by social distancing measures.