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

​​ ​The Government will gazette the extension of existing social distancing measures for 14 days till November 24.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/09/P2021110900265.htm

2. Third dose COVID-19 vaccination arrangements for persons under certain groups

​​Taking reference from experts' recommendations, eligible persons under certain groups, i.e. immunocompromised patients and persons with a higher risk of infection, can receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine free of charge starting from November 11 (Thursday). Booking for third dose vaccination for these persons was opened on November 5.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/03/P2021110300536.htm

3. Further measures to push forward COVID-19 vaccination of government employees

​​To further encourage government employees to receive COVID-19 vaccination as early as possible so as to ensure that government bureaux and departments (B/Ds) have strong defense, the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) announced that government employees eligible for receiving the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine will be offered a day of vaccination leave for their third dose.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/09/P2021110900700.htm

4. 36th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly

​​The Government announced that the 36th round of compulsory testing for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes will commence shortly.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/05/P2021110400420.htm

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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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