Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines
Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

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

There is a need for Hong Kong to build up double barriers against COVID-19 by strengthening measures on preventing importation of cases and enhancing vaccination rate.  The existing social distancing measures will be maintained for 14 days before a significant progress can be achieved.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/03/P2021080300863.htm

2. Government tightens border control measures to build anti-epidemic barrier

The global epidemic situation has been consistently threatened with the Delta mutant strain ravaging the world, posing incredible challenges to local anti-epidemic efforts.

The Government will adopt a risk-based approach and re-categorise overseas places into high-risk, medium-risk and low-risk groups taking into account a basket of factors, including public health considerations (such as epidemic situation in particular places, testing rate, vaccination rate, volume of travellers and actual imported cases), as well as other local socio-economic factors. Boarding, quarantine and testing requirements will be implemented based on risk levels. Only fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents are allowed to board flights for Hong Kong from high-risk places. For medium-risk places, only Hong Kong residents and fully vaccinated non-Hong Kong residents are allowed to board flights for Hong Kong. All inbound travellers are required to comply with stringent quarantine measures and repeated testing. The Government will enhance checking on the compliance of inbound travellers in undergoing compulsory testing according to schedule as required and will strengthen prosecution against non-compliance. The new measures will take effect from August 9.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/03/P2021080200985.htm

3. Vaccination in lieu of regular testing arrangement covers all government employees

Regardless of their duties, work nature and work place, all government employees covering civil servants and full-time or part-time government employees appointed on non-civil service terms who have not received the first dose of a vaccine are required to undergo polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 (PCR tests) using combined nasal and throat swabs (CNTS) at Community Testing Centres (CTCs) on a bi-weekly basis.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/02/P2021080200742.htm

4. COVID-19 vaccination services of DH's elderly health centres (EHCs) to expand

All EHCs are currently providing COVID-19 vaccination services for their members aged 65 or above on the day of consultation.

Starting from August 9 and up till September 30, three EHCs (Lam Tin EHC, Kwai Shing EHC and Tseung Kwan O EHC) will provide COVID-19 vaccination walk-in services (no prior booking is required) to all elderly persons aged 65 or above in the following time slots:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 12.15pm and 2pm to 4.45pm (except public holidays).

The elderly persons need to present their Hong Kong identity cards for registration on a first-come, first-served basis until the daily quota is full.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202107/30/P2021073000501.htm

5. A new video series for ethnic minorities

The Department of Health produced a series of videos in different languages to address myths on COVID-19 vaccination and appeal to the local ethnic minorities community to get vaccinated as soon as possible to fight against COVID-19.

Urdu - Dr Sridhar https://youtu.be/l-pqME6tgDc

Hindi - Dr Dharmangadan https://youtu.be/OL_h0wiuMaY

Nepali - Sharmila Gurung https://youtu.be/crwZLJ5vkik

Bahasa Indonesia - Viviana Indriani https://youtu.be/4SJGDWNy09I

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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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