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Flu jab booking set

Community vaccination centres (CVCs) in various districts will offer free seasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) to Hong Kong residents aged 50 or above when they are there for COVID-19 vaccination starting from October 6.   The Government announced today that eligible people can make reservations for receiving both COVID-19 vaccination and SIV through the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme booking system starting from 9am tomorrow.   They may also choose to receive the free SIV on site when they are receiving the COVID-19 jab starting from October 6.   Given that local seasonal influenza activity has been staying at low levels since February 2020, the overall immunity against influenza in the community is at present relatively low, the Government noted.   As the winter flu season is approaching, citizens are strongly urged to complete the recommended dosage of COVID-19 vaccines and the latest seasonal influenza vaccine as early as possible to obtain better protection in the event of

Social distancing maintained

The Government today announced that it will maintain most of the social distancing measures currently in place for another 14 days starting tomorrow.   The existing catering business requirements and restrictions will be maintained during the specified period.   Except for bars or pubs which are subject to other requirements, all catering businesses must operate according to one operating mode among Types A, B, C and D Mode of Operation.   The existing requirements and restrictions applicable to bathhouses, party rooms, clubs or nightclubs, karaoke establishments and mahjong-tin kau premises will be maintained.   Meanwhile, the Government will refine the measures applicable to public skating rinks, cinemas, sports premises and swimming pools.   The current prohibition on group gatherings of more than four people in public places, as well as the mask-wearing requirement will continue.   The Government will gazette the directions and specifications under relevant regulations.
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