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Jab pass plan to expand

The vaccine pass arrangement will be implemented in designated healthcare premises under the Food & Health Bureau, the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority (HA) starting June 13, the Government announced today.   The vaccine pass arrangement is applicable to the 13 types of designated healthcare premises primarily providing non-emergency or non-urgent medical services through appointments, such as HA specialist out-patient clinics, and government dental clinics and orthodontic clinics.   Service users and visitors at designated healthcare premises must present upon request their vaccination record, including recovery record, medical exemption certificate, or the negative result proof of a nucleic acid test that is only applicable to service users for staff members' checking. There is no need to scan the vaccine pass QR code.   Service users and visitors who enter the designated healthcare premises for collecting RAT kits, undergoing COVID-19 testing or receivin

LeaveHomeSafe app data safe

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan today stressed that the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app will not send people’s data to the Government.   The Government may allow some previously closed premises to reopen and extend dine-in services at restaurants to 10pm from February 18. Patrons will also have to use the app or provide their personal information to keep a record of their whereabouts.   At a press briefing this afternoon, Prof Chan noted that some people are worried about the app’s data privacy.   “The fact is there is no issue of data privacy because the data would just be stored in the person’s phone. There is no platform that collects the data."    Prof Chan added that she is certain that the app will help prevent and control the epidemic if everyone co-operates.
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