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Rules for vaccinated staff relaxed

The Government today announced its decision to maintain the current social distancing measures and specified that premises' staff who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course will not be required to undergo regular testing.   The Food & Health Bureau pointed out that the number of local confirmed cases has declined to a lower level.   However, it explained that to continue containing the spread of the disease and to strive for zero case as soon as possible, taking into account the pressure for potential rebound of the epidemic brought by earlier relaxation of social distancing measures and the frequent gatherings among the public during the long holiday, the existing social distancing measures must be maintained for two more weeks.   Noting that the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been smoothly implemented for a while, the bureau said some staff of the catering business premises or scheduled premises have completed the vaccination course, ie after 14 days following

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Career award applications open

The 2021-22 Award Scheme for Learning Experiences under the Qualifications Framework (QF) is open for applications from today to May 27, the Government announced.   Practitioners from 23 industries implementing the QF are welcome to apply.   The Education Bureau said the scheme aims to encourage practitioners who have excelled in continuous learning to engage in learning activities held locally or worldwide to keep updated on their industries’ latest developments and extend their networks.   Since its launch in 2013-14, the scheme has attracted more than 1,700 applicants from different industries, of whom over 490 have been awarded.   Over 60% of the awardees participated in overseas learning activities and about 30% were engaged in learning activities locally.   Such activities include competitions, seminars, sharing sessions, exhibitions and study tours.   Awardees engaging in local learning activities will receive an award of $10,000 and those engaging in learning activities outside Hong Kong will receive a prize of $30,000.   People are welcome to watch videos in which awardees share their experiences gained from these activities on the QF website.   Click here for more details.
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