Important Health Information

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

1. Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance

The Government will maintain most of the existing requirements and restrictions applicable to catering business premises and scheduled premises, as well as the requirements for group gatherings and mask wearing for 14 days until March 17, 2021 (Wednesday). In view of the recent cluster in eateries, the Government will require catering business premises to dedicate staff for clearing used utensils and cleaning and disinfecting used tables and partitions, in order to reduce the relevant infection risk. The existing arrangement for regular testing of staff of catering business premises and scheduled premises will continue, as it helps breaking the silent transmission chain in the community promptly.

For details, please refer to the press release and annexes:

2. Government further strengthens compulsory testing

Currently, in all districts in Hong Kong, if one or more new confirmed cases are found in the residential buildings (including buildings for both commercial and residential uses), or there are sewage samples tested positive which implied possible infection risks, the buildings will be included in the compulsory testing notice. To strengthen testing targeting at workplaces, starting from February 27, if one or more confirmed cases are found in a workplace, it will be included in the compulsory testing notice.

For details, please refer to:
For most updated information, please also refer to daily press releases:

3. Wellcation – Mental health and wellbeing under quarantine

Members of the Faculty of Social Science, the University of Hong Kong, have designed a mental wellness programme, Wellcation 21-day Quarantine Wellness Kit.  Based on positive psychology, it provides daily stories, exercise videos and daily practices to enhance our mental health and wellbeing under quarantine.

To facilitate more ethnic minorities to receive the Government’s latest information, the Wellcation kits, together with other health education materials and videos on COVID-19, have been translated into multiple languages. For details, please refer to the attachment.

Government begins to relax social distancing measures in gradual and orderly manner

Dissemination of information regarding relaxation of social distancing measures

Government begins to relax social distancing measures in gradual and orderly manner
Thanks to the efforts of the whole community in Hong Kong, the epidemic situation has been gradually improving in the past month. With the epidemic situation under control, the Government will relax social distancing measures in a gradual and orderly manner with effect from 18 February to 3 March 2021 in accordance with the latest developments of the epidemic situation and risk assessments.
Some scheduled premises can be open, including sports premises, beauty parlour and massage establishment, place of public entertainment, place of amusement, amusement game centre and fitness centre. Catering business may sell or supply food or drink for consumption on the premises of the business until 10pm and the number of persons at each table is limited to four.
In addition to the current
series of infection control measures, the scheduled premises
and catering premises shall adopt the following two newly added measures:
Measure (a): To ensure that users scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code or register
their names, contact numbers and the dates and times of their visits before the persons
are allowed to enter the premises, with records to be kept for 31 days; and
Measure (b) b): To arrange for all staff involved in the operation of the premises to
undergo a polymerase chain reaction based nucleic acid test for COVID 19 once
every 14 days (the first test must be conducted within 14 days starting from February
11, 2021, i.e. by Fe bruary 24, 2021), and ensure that the staff keep records of every
SMS notification containing the result of the test for 31 days.

Fight the virus together to achieve clearing infection in the restricted zone

Lifesaving Training Incentive Programme for Ethnic Minority Youths

Have you ever dreamt of turning your passion into a career?  The Home Affairs Department (HAD) has always been supportive in building the personal development of ethnic minority youths in our community.  In 2018, HAD first launched the Lifesaving Training Incentive Programme for Ethnic Minority Youths to provide them with training to acquire the Lifesaving Bronze Medallion.  When Mr. Singh Sukhwinder, who loves swimming a lot, heard about the programme through one of the HAD’s eight support service centres for ethnic minorities, he applied to it right away and went through all the trainings.  A year later in 2019, he continued his journey to become a qualified lifeguard by participating in the Pool Lifeguard Award Training Course.  After completing the intensive training, Sukhwinder and 17 other ethnic minority youngsters successfully obtained the Pool Lifeguard Award!  Shortly afterward, Sukhwinder joined the Leisure and Cultural Services Department as a seasonal lifeguard for the 2020 swimming season.    Check out Sukhwinder’s story of turning his love for swimming into his career here!

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Communicable Diseases: Prevent pneumonia and respiratory tract infection

What You Must Know for Coronavirus Disease 2019

Requirements imposed by the Secretary for Food and Health under Cap 599F and 599G

Information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

HKSAR Government mapping out plans to bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in India and Pakistan by chartered flights (English only)

Apply for Construction Industry “Anti-epidemic Fund” (Registered Construction Workers) (English only)

Applications for Food & Environmental Hygiene Department subsidy schemes

Anti-epidemic subsidy extended

Guideline for good hand washing

Maintain drainage pipes properly and add water to the U-traps regularly

Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent

Health Advice for Properties Management

Health Advice for Workplace

Free Measles Vaccination Mop-up Programme

Love Upgrading Special Scheme – Supporting those Recently Unemployed or Under-employed for Skills Enhancement (English Only)

Telephone Interpretation Service (TELIS)


Escort Interpretation Service (EIS)


Quick Tips for fighting the novel coronavirus

Mentor@Home Scheme

M@H Poster(English version)

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Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Public holidays: closed

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