Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (2 Mar 2021)

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

1. Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance

The Government will maintain most of the existing requirements and restrictions applicable to catering business premises and scheduled premises, as well as the requirements for group gatherings and mask wearing for 14 days until March 17, 2021 (Wednesday). In view of the recent cluster in eateries, the Government will require catering business premises to dedicate staff for clearing used utensils and cleaning and disinfecting used tables and partitions, in order to reduce the relevant infection risk. The existing arrangement for regular testing of staff of catering business premises and scheduled premises will continue, as it helps breaking the silent transmission chain in the community promptly.

For details, please refer to the press release and annexes:

2. Government further strengthens compulsory testing

Currently, in all districts in Hong Kong, if one or more new confirmed cases are found in the residential buildings (including buildings for both commercial and residential uses), or there are sewage samples tested positive which implied possible infection risks, the buildings will be included in the compulsory testing notice. To strengthen testing targeting at workplaces, starting from February 27, if one or more confirmed cases are found in a workplace, it will be included in the compulsory testing notice.

For details, please refer to:
For most updated information, please also refer to daily press releases:

3. Wellcation – Mental health and wellbeing under quarantine

Members of the Faculty of Social Science, the University of Hong Kong, have designed a mental wellness programme, Wellcation 21-day Quarantine Wellness Kit.  Based on positive psychology, it provides daily stories, exercise videos and daily practices to enhance our mental health and wellbeing under quarantine.

To facilitate more ethnic minorities to receive the Government’s latest information, the Wellcation kits, together with other health education materials and videos on COVID-19, have been translated into multiple languages. For details, please refer to the attachment.

We would like to solicit your support to disseminate the information to your colleagues, work associates and/or business partners so that they could adopt proper preventive measures. Thank you very much for your support.

Department of Health

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