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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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Catering premises checked

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department initiated procedures on prosecution against 25 catering business operators suspected of breaching anti-epidemic regulations during the Easter holidays.   The department stepped up inspections and conducted joint operations with Police in various districts from April 2 to 6.   A total of 241 catering premises were inspected during the joint operations, and 2,175 catering premises and 496 other premises were checked by the department on its own.   Of the 25 catering business operators suspected of breaching the Prevention & Control of Disease (Requirements & Directions) (Business & Premises) Regulation, 15 were related to a failure to ensure that customers scan the LeaveHomeSafe QR code or register their names, contact numbers and the dates and times of their visits before they are allowed to enter the premises.   The remaining were related to the distance or partition between tables, mask-wearing, and the failure to arrange for all staff to undergo a COVID-19 test once every 14 days.   During the operations, the department also initiated procedures on prosecution against an operator of a bathhouse which was not closed as required by the regulation, and another person for operating food businesses without a licence.   The department will step up inspections at food premises across the city and conduct joint operations with Police when necessary to ensure food business operators and members of the public comply with relevant regulations.
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