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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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Testing compliance check ends

The Government today said it has completed a joint enforcement operation on compulsory testing notice for four buildings in Central & Western District.   The notice covered Woodlands Court, Woodland Court and Woodlands Terrace at 1-4 Woodlands Terrace and Woodland House at 9A-9C Castle Road.   The enforcement action, which lasted from 7am to 10.30am, was conducted by the Central & Western District Office, the Home Affairs Department’s Office of the Licensing Authority, the Centre for Health Protection, Police and the Auxiliary Medical Service.   About 130 residents' test records were checked. Among them, 10 people were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice.   Noting that the enforcement process may have caused inconvenience to residents, the Government appealed for their understanding as the operation was conducted to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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