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Update on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Preventive Measures (1 December 2020)

01 Dec 2020

HSE Committee would like to update colleagues and students on the following:

 

Tightening of Social Distancing Measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance

In view of the latest public health risk assessment, the Government has decided to tighten the social distancing measures under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance, targeting at mask-off gathering activities. The measures will take effect from 2 December for a period of 14 days till 15 December 2020. The Government will review the various measures in place from time to time in accordance with the development of the epidemic situation, and make suitable adjustments taking into account all relevant factors.

  • Catering business and scheduled premises:
    • catering business premises will cease to provide dine-in services from 10:00p.m. to 4:59a.m. of the following day. No more than two persons may be seated together at one table within any catering business premises;
    • must wear mask when doing exercises in indoor sports premises.
  • Mask-wearing requirement: The mandatory mask-wearing requirement under Cap. 599I will remain valid.

 

For details, please refer to the press release:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020120100068.htm?fontSize=2

 

 

Specified Conditions Imposed on Inbound Travellers

  • Travellers who visited any very high-risk specified place

Under Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H), an inbound traveller who, on the day on which the traveller boarded a civil aviation aircraft that arrives at, or is about to arrive at Hong Kong (specified aircraft), or during the 14 days before that day, has stayed  in any very high-risk specified places (i.e., Bangladesh, Belgium, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania (starting from 7 December), Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America), must provide the relevant documents and undergo mandatory quarantine at the listed hotels.

 

For details including the latest conditions and the listed hotels, please visit the website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

 

“LeaveHomeSafe” Mobile App

The Government introduced the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app to the public for recording of your whereabouts and check whether you have visited any venue as a COVID-19 patient at about the same time. The University has posted up location QR code at various access points. To protect privacy, visit information of the user, which is generated by scanning location specific QR code, is only stored on one’s own mobile phone. Colleagues and students might refer to https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/  for details.

 

Avoid Unnecessary Social Activities

All members are urged to stay home as much as possible, avoid going out unless necessary, dine out less often, reduce the frequency of all mask-off activities, and stop all unnecessary social activities, especially meal gatherings across family bubbles and friends.

 

 

Resources Corner

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

  1. Webpage of Health, Safety and Environment Committee: 

     https://www.ln.edu.hk/hse

  1. HKSAR’s Thematic webpage on COVID-19 at: 

     https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

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

     https://shallwetalk.hk/en/news/covid-19-and-mental-health/

 

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

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Thank you for your kind attention.

 

Best Regards,
Weixin Shang

Chairman, Health, Safety and Environment Committee