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Update on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Preventive Measures (4 June 2020)

04 Jun 2020

The situation of COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong and the number of confirmed cases have slightly stabilised in the past month or so, but remain very volatile, with local cluster cases reported again recently. At the same time, the global situation remains severe. In view of the recent development, colleagues and students have to note the following strategies and measures of the Government:

  1. Social Distancing Measures
  • The Government has gazetted the amendments, directions and extension of the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) (Cap. 599F) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G) to 31 August 2020.
  • Unless exempted, group gathering at public places will continue to be prohibited with an extension for a period of 14 days to 18 June 2020.
  1. Immigration Control Measures
  • The Government has gazetted amendments to the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C) and the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E).
  • Taking into account the need to continue to restrict movement of people between Hong Kong and other places and implement compulsory quarantine measures in the upcoming period, as well as development of the epidemic situation in places within and outside China, the Government will extend the expiry date of Cap.599C by a month to 7 July 2020 and that of Cap. 599E by three months to 18 September 2020.

For details of the regulation and the latest direction, please visit the press release of HKSAR at:

  1. Early Testing and Detection

As some people infected with COVID-19 only have mild symptoms, colleagues and students are advised to seek medical advice promptly when feeling unwell (even if having very mild symptoms only), so that appropriate diagnosis and management can be given at the earliest possible time.

Apart from the accident and emergency departments of public hospitals and general out-patient clinics (GOPCs), you may also visit private clinics and hospitals. You can proactively make a request to your doctor for testing when there is any suspicion. The Department of Health (DH) provides free testing of COVID-19 for private doctors.

You may return the specimen by yourself or family members/relatives/friends to one of the 13 collection clinics of DH or one of the 18 GOPCs of the Hospital Authority on the same day of specimen collection. Please refer to the following webpage for the list of collection clinics:
You may also choose to use door-to-door specimen collection service at a charge:
GOGOVAN (enquiry phone number: 5681 4989)
Pickup (enquiry email:

The Committee strongly advises all stakeholders to maintain at all times strict personal and environmental hygiene, wear masks, reduce the frequency of visiting and time staying at common facilities, maintain an appropriate social distance with other people as far as possible in daily lives and avoid meal gatherings or any other activities which cannot wear a mask. All stakeholders should also perform hand hygiene frequently, especially before touching the mouth, nose or eyes.


For information on COVID-19, please refer to the following links:

  1. Online Health Declaration Form: all students and staff shall complete this before coming to campus or when there is any change in status after last submission.

For students:;

For staff:


  1. For the latest updates on various news on COVID-19 infection and health advice, please visit the thematic webpage at:


  1. Webpage on Personal Hygiene (proper hand hygiene, proper use of mask, guidance note on monitoring of body temperature) at the following links:


  1. Webpage on Mental Health Infostation at the following link:


If you are being suspected or confirmed infected or under mandatory quarantine, please notify any of the following teams:

During Office Hours

COFMD(O&M) - Campus Support Office


Human Resources Office


Student Services Centre


During Non-office Hours

Security Control (24-hour)


Thank you for your kind attention.


Best Regards
Weixin Shang

Chairman, Health, Safety and Environment Committee