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2021 - 09 - 16

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Scientific Committees under CHP issue consensus interim recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination

The JSC-EAP reviewed the latest scientific evidence and noted that the two currently used COVID-19 vaccines (i.e. Comirnaty and CoronaVac vaccines) are still very effective against severe disease in the majority of the population six months after completion of two doses.

The meeting also deliberated the use of COVID-19 vaccines in children and adolescents. To balance the risk and benefit in the local setting, JSC-EAP recommends persons aged 12 to 17 years to receive one dose of the Comirnaty vaccine, instead of two doses.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/15/P2021091501003.htm

2. Department of Health reminds teenagers on vaccination arrangements with second dose appointment

Myocarditis or pericarditis are known adverse events of the Comirnaty vaccine reported in both overseas and locally, with the majority occurred following the second dose in adolescents. Most affected cases will respond well to treatment and can usually return to their normal daily activities after their symptoms improved. Adolescents and young adults should avoid strenuous exercise for one week after Comirnaty vaccination. They should seek immediate medical attention if they develop symptoms indicative of myocarditis or pericarditis such as acute and persisting chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations following vaccination.

The JSC-EAP recommends persons aged 12 to 17 years to receive one dose of the Comirnaty vaccine, instead of two doses. Teenagers aged 12 to 17 who have appointments to receive the second dose of the Comirnaty vaccine can opt to cancel the appointment online. For those with special needs who opt to receive the second dose and turn up at the Community Vaccination Centres (CVC) as scheduled, medical personnel at the CVCs will explain the above recommendation and the relevant risk to them and their guardians before they make the appropriate decision.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/15/P2021091500979.htm

3. Update on monitoring COVID-19 vaccination

As at 8pm on September 12, over 8.15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered for members of the public. More than 4.34 million people had received at least one dose of vaccine, accounting for 64.4 per cent of the population aged 12 or above. The DH received 5 843 reports of adverse events (0.07 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered). Among the death cases concerning persons who had been vaccinated, including 43 cases with vaccination within 14 days before they passed away (0.0005 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered), none of the death cases was associated with vaccination.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/15/P2021091500728.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

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2021 - 09 - 14



Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 14.9.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

Please click HERE for PDF


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2021 - 09 - 14


Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Operation arrangements of Community Vaccination Centres after October 
Five CVCs will be closed from November. 
The operation of 21 CVCs will be extended to the end of this year. These CVCs will continue to provide the first-dose vaccination services in October and November, and will only provide the second-dose vaccination services in December. 
Starting from November 1, the opening hours of the 21 CVCs will be adjusted. 

2. Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records 
From 0.00am on September 15, Hong Kong residents who hold vaccination records issued by the relevant authorities of Bangladesh, Nepal or the United Arab Emirates in the prescribed formats can board a flight for Hong Kong from Group A specified places. 
The Government has also concluded discussions with the Government of Singapore on the arrangements regarding the recognition of vaccination records. 
For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/10/P2021091000556.htm 
Points to Note for Quarantine for Inbound Travellers: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

3. The Government opens Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre for quarantine of foreign domestic helpers 
The Government announced that, starting from September 20, a total of 800 units in Phases 1 and 2 of the Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre (PBQC) on Lantau Island will be open for quarantine of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) who have been fully vaccinated in Group A specified places upon arrival in Hong Kong. 

4. Update on monitoring COVID-19 vaccination 
As at 8pm on September 5, over 7.84 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered for members of the public. More than 4.24 million people had received at least one dose of vaccine, accounting for 63.0 per cent of the population aged 12 or above. The DH received 5 698 reports of adverse events (0.07 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered). Among the death cases concerning persons who had been vaccinated, including 41 cases with vaccination within 14 days before they passed away (0.0005 per cent of the total vaccine doses administered), none of the death cases was associated with vaccination. 
More information on COVID-19 vaccines 



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2021 - 09 - 09

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Government phases out deep throat saliva as recognised specimen for compulsory testing

Risk-based, frequent and accurate virus testing has all along been a key to Hong Kong's success in the fight against the epidemic. The Government announced that further steps will be taken to replace deep throat saliva specimen by combined nasal and throat swab samples collected by professionals (professional swab sampling) as recognised compulsory testing method except for certain circumstances, with a view to enhancing the effectiveness of COVID-19 testing arrangements.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/07/P2021090700940.htm

2. Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records

Hong Kong residents who hold vaccination records issued by the relevant authorities of India, Malaysia, Pakistan or Thailand in the prescribed formats can board a flight for Hong Kong from Group A specified places. The Government has also concluded discussions with the Government of Korea on the arrangements regarding the recognition of vaccination records.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/06/P2021090600671.htm

Points to Note for Quarantine for Inbound Travellers: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

3. Government resumes quarantine exemption for persons returning from both Mainland areas other than Guangdong Province and Macao under Return2hk Scheme

Hong Kong residents staying in Mainland provinces and municipalities other than Guangdong Province, and Macao, upon fulfilment of all specified conditions under the Return2hk Scheme, including: not having stayed in places other than Hong Kong, the Mainland or Macao and any areas that are included in the list of at-risk places temporarily inapplicable under the Return2hk Scheme published on the Return2hk Scheme thematic website, in the past 14 days before arriving in Hong Kong (not including the period where a person has been undergoing compulsory quarantine in the Mainland or Macao under the requirement in that place) could be exempted from the 14-day compulsory quarantine requirement when returning to Hong Kong. However, they must still undergo compulsory testing according to instructions.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/07/P2021090700888.htm

4. Same-day ticket arrangement for COVID-19 vaccination to be expanded to cover target groups

Starting from September 9, 21 Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) (except those run by private hospitals) under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme will distribute same-day tickets to the following five target groups so that they can receive vaccination in a CVC at a designated time slot on the day of distribution:
(1) Staff of residential care homes for the elderly, residential care homes for persons with disabilities and nursing homes;
(2) Staff of medical organisations;
(3) Staff of schools, school bus drivers and escorts (commonly known as "nannies");
(4) Staff of catering business, bars/pubs; and
(5) Construction site personnel.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/07/P2021090700298.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/


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2021 - 09 - 07

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 7.9.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

Please click HERE for PDF


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2021 - 09 - 02

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Government maintains most of the social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance

The global epidemic situation remains severe, and the prevailing Delta mutant strain is highly transmissible. Meanwhile, a downward trend is observed locally in both vaccination and booking for vaccination. The vaccination rate of the elderly is still relatively low. It's worrying that the elderly will be subject to extremely high risk of getting seriously ill and death if there is a fifth wave of epidemic. In this regard, the Government needs to maintain most of the existing social distancing measures.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/31/P2021083100509.htm

2. Conditional free COVID-19 testing service continues to be provided for targeted groups

The Government will continue to require staff of targeted groups to receive vaccination as soon as possible, while at the same time strengthen the testing arrangements for staff who have yet to complete a vaccination course.

Free COVID-19 testing at community testing centres (CTCs) is provided only to individual eligible persons of targeted groups (mainly those who have yet to complete a COVID-19 vaccination course or are unfit for vaccination because of health reasons), and relevant persons must present valid medical certificates/vaccination records/documents of identity proof for receiving free tests. This requirement will be applicable to all targeted groups (including staff of catering businesses) starting from September. In other words, persons of targeted groups who are not unfit for vaccination because of health reasons will need to pay for the regular testing service.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/31/P2021083100423.htm

3. Government updates list of places of recognised vaccination records

The Government announced the acceptance of vaccination records issued by places including Indonesia, the Philippines and Turkey as recognised vaccination records for the purpose of Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places under the mechanism.

For details, refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/30/P2021083000672.htm

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

More information on COVID-19 vaccines

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

2021 - 08 - 17


Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 17.8.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

Please click HERE for PDF

2021 - 08 - 11

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Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Latest quarantine and testing arrangements for overseas arrivals and forthcoming implementation of self-paid serology antibody testing service at airport

The Government further elaborated on the arrangements applicable to children aged under 12, and strengthen the compulsory testing requirements applicable to persons arriving from low-risk places.

Separately, the self-paid serology antibody testing service will be provided for eligible arrivals from August 18. Relevant fully vaccinated persons arriving at Hong Kong can choose to undergo a self-paid serology antibody test at the airport's Temporary Specimen Collection Centre during "test and hold".

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/07/P2021080700596.htm

2. 26 Community Vaccination Centres extend operation for one month

The demand for COVID-19 vaccination has increased recently. Should the vaccination progress be maintained at the current pace or increase, it is likely that 70 per cent of the eligible population will at least have had their first dose of a vaccine by the end of September. In view of the demand for vaccination and the vaccination progress, the Government has decided to extend the operation of CVCs until October 31.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/06/P2021080600389.htm

3. Same-day ticket arrangements for COVID-19 vaccination to be expanded to cover people aged 60 or above

Starting from Wednesday (August 11), same-day tickets will be distributed at 24 Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) (except those run by private hospitals) under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme to persons aged 60 or above so that they can receive COVID-19 vaccination in a CVC at a designated timeslot on the day of distribution.

For details, refer to: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/09/P2021080900312.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

2021 - 08 - 11

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 10.8.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

Please click HERE for PDF


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2021 - 08 - 03

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 3.8.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

Please click HERE for PDF

2021 - 07 - 30

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Contract Motor Driver

(Salary $14,700 - $18,540 + 10% Year-end Incentive Payment)

Entry Requirements

(i) holder of a valid driving licence for private car, light goods vehicle, private light bus and medium goods vehicle [Vehicle Class Codes (1), (2), (4) and (18)] issued by the Transport Department; and

(ii) able to communicate in Cantonese/Chinese and simple English; able to read simple Chinese and simple English; and able to write simple Chinese or simple English

(Candidates are required to pass in a driving test and an interview for consideration of appointment)

Main Responsibilities

(i) drive various types of department vehicles and hired vehicles as instructed;

(ii) keep vehicles clean and conduct daily routine inspection of vehicles;

(iii) has to work in different sections depending on operational needs, and will be required to wear uniform and perform shift duty, and to work on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays; the appointee will also be required to work irregular hours, and perform emergency, shift, on-call and overtime duties; and

(iv) has to receive and deliver mails, parcels and other items, and to assist in performing other duties assigned by the office, such as the simple task of handling documents, lifting and handling office supplies and equipment, photocopying and general office duties.

For more details, please click 

2021 - 07 - 29

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Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Same-day tickets for elderly to receive COVID-19 vaccination

Starting from July 29, same-day tickets will be distributed at 24 Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) (except those run by private hospitals) under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme to persons aged 70 or above who have not made any prior booking so that they can receive COVID-19 vaccination in a CVC at a designated timeslot on the day of distribution.

Depending on the response of the elderly to the same-day ticket arrangements and the actual situation, the Government will consider expanding the measure to cover persons aged 60 or above.

For details, refer to: www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202107/27/P2021072700240.htm

2. Consensus interim recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination

The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases and the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases (JSC) convened a meeting on July 22, joined by the Chief Executive's expert advisory panel (EAP), to discuss the recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination.

The JSC-EAP considers that both Comirnaty and CoronaVac (Sinovac) COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in protecting against severe diseases and death from COVID-19 infection, which is generally related to T-cell response.

It is suggested to have a minimal interval of at least 14 days between the administration of COVID-19 vaccine and any other vaccines. Elderly should receive COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible, well before the arrival of the winter influenza season.

For details, refer to: www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202107/22/P2021072200922.htm

Elderly should get vaccinated to protect themselves (pamphlet)

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/pdf/leaflet_elderly_ENG.pdf

More information on COVID-19 vaccines

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

We would like to solicit your support to disseminate the information to your colleagues, work associates and/or business partners so that they could adopt proper preventive measures. Thank you very much for your support.

Department of Health 

2021 - 07 - 20


Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 20.7.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

Please click HERE for PDF


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2021 - 07 - 13

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 13.7.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

Please click HERE for PDF

2021 - 06 - 23

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines
1. Government to further relax social distancing measures under "vaccine bubble" 
The Government introduces the second-phase measures under the ‘vaccine bubble’, with a view to responding to the aspirations of various trades and the public to resume normal daily lives as soon as possible. 

For details, please refer to: 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202106/22/P2021062101063.htm 

Arrangements for Cap. 599F Premises under the “Vaccine Bubble”: 
https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202106/22/P2021062101063_370191_1_1624301120630.pdf 

2. Government plans to adjust quarantine requirements for vaccinated persons arriving at Hong Kong 
The Government announced that the quarantine requirements for persons arriving at Hong Kong who have received COVID-19 vaccination will be adjusted in phases. 
Before the serology antibody testing service is available at the airport, travellers can receive the designated serology antibody test at one of the recognised local medical laboratories at their own cost before departure. The positive result proof is valid for three months. Starting from June 30, persons arriving at Hong Kong who have only stayed in Group B specified places, Group C specified places or Taiwan on the day of arrival or the 14 days before that day will be subject to a shortened compulsory quarantine period. 
Depending on the implementation progress of the relevant facilities, the Government will implement the second-phase arrangements within July to provide self-paid serology antibody testing service for inbound travellers at the airport. According to the arrangements, the compulsory quarantine period for those with a serology antibody positive result will be shortened to seven days, and the entry to Hong Kong by relevant non-Hong Kong residents will be relaxed. The operational details of the measures concerned will be announced in due course. 
The purpose of checking antibodies is to show evidence of response to vaccination. A negative result or low antibody level may not correlate with lack of protection. 

For details, please refer to: 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202106/21/P2021062100692.htm 
More information on COVID-19: 
www.coronavirus.gov.hk 


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2021 - 06 - 22



Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 22.6.2021)


Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for
easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies,
please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service 
Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as
specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also 
view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" 
Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

Please click HERE for PDF


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2021 - 06 - 22

Summer Program application is now available.

Please come to our Centre to apply!! 

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2021 - 06 - 15



Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 15.6.2021)


Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for
easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies,
please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service 
Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as
specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also 
view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" 
Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

Please click HERE for PDF


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2021 - 06 - 10



Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 8.6.2021)


Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.



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2021 - 05 - 28



【COVID-19 Vaccines: Top tips replayed in Urdu】


Don't miss the chance to watch again our online webinar to know more about COVID-19 vaccines in Urdu! 
The online webinar was held on 21 May, 2021 with Dr Saba ASIM as the key speaker. 
Watch NOW at: https://youtu.be/OqBNREDp4VQ 

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit thematic website


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2021 - 05 - 28

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

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

While the recent number of confirmed cases has been maintained at a low level, past experiences tell us that any relaxation of social distancing measures may lead to a rebound in the epidemic situation. The current vaccine take-up rate in Hong Kong is still far below the level that can achieve herd immunity. If, unfortunately, a new wave of the epidemic arrives, we will not be able to build a herd immunity barrier for protection. To guard against a rebound of the epidemic situation, the Government will continue to maintain the social distancing measures currently in place.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/26/P2021052600690.htm

2. Vaccination Programme to cover eligible non-Hong Kong residents in phases

Given public health considerations, the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme will cover Mainland residents who are holders of the Exit-entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao (EEP) and will stay in Hong Kong for a period of time. In addition, the Government is preparing for vaccination of non-refoulement claimants and refugees recognised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Hong Kong. As for other travellers who continue to stay in Hong Kong owing to the pandemic, the Government will also announce the vaccination arrangement at a suitable juncture.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/25/P2021052500329.htm

3. Update on monitoring COVID-19 vaccination

As at 8pm on May 23, around 1.25 million people had received at least one dose of vaccine. The majority of non-death cases of adverse events received so far are relatively minor cases.

The Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation had concluded that eight death cases had no causal relationship with vaccination, and preliminarily considered that 24 cases were not associated with vaccination. Two cases were pending assessment. The Expert Committee considered that there is no unusual pattern identified so far, and will continue to closely monitor the relevant situation and collect data for assessment.

Vaccination is not only the most effective and thorough measure for preventing and controlling COVID-19 but also the key to overcoming the epidemic, resuming normal ways of life and early resumption of cross-boundary travel as early as possible. The Government calls on members of the public not to delay and get vaccinated as soon as possible while current stock lasts and the service capacity is still sufficient at the Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs).

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/26/P2021052600612.htm

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/25/P2021052500953.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/

2021 - 05 - 25




Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 25.5.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.
For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.


PDF version: Click here


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2021 - 05 - 20



Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines 
1. Government tightens boarding and quarantine requirements for persons arriving at Hong Kong 


The Government continues to closely monitor the epidemic situation of various places, the 
prevalence of new virus variants, vaccination progress, and changes in the volume of cross-boundary
passenger traffic, and adjusts the boarding and compulsory quarantine requirements for persons
arriving at Hong Kong from relevant places as the situation warrants. 

The Government will specify Argentina, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, the Netherlands and 
Singapore as high-risk Group B specified places with effect from May 21. 


To guard against the importation of COVID-19 cases into Hong Kong, persons arriving at Hong Kong
 from overseas are subject to testing and compulsory quarantine requirements under a set of 
stringent inbound prevention and control measures. Depending on the risk levels of places 
where the persons arriving at Hong Kong depart from and the applicable compulsory quarantine 
periods, the number of tests these persons subject to during compulsory quarantine will also be
 increased to two (for 7-day compulsory quarantine period) to four times (for 21-day compulsory 
quarantine period). Furthermore, persons arriving at Hong Kong from extremely high-risk or very 
high-risk specified places, or fully vaccinated persons with shortened quarantine periods, will
also be required to undergo additional compulsory tests upon the completion of compulsory quarantine. 

Moreover, all persons who have stayed in Taiwan on the day of boarding or during the 14 days 
before that day, will have to present at boarding a negative result proof of a nucleic acid test
for COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft, 
as well as the confirmation of a room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong.  
On arrival at Hong Kong, they will be subject to the "test-and-hold" arrangement at the airport.
Under the relevant requirements, non-Hong Kong residents will be denied entry. Persons who are not
fully vaccinated will be subject to a 21-day compulsory quarantine at designated quarantine hotels, 
with 4 tests to be conducted during the period.  Fully vaccinated persons will be subject to a 14-day 
compulsory quarantine at designated quarantine hotels, with 3 tests to be conducted during the period, 
followed by a seven-day self-monitoring period as well as compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th day 
of arrival at Hong Kong. 

For details, please refer to: 




The Government has categorised the relevant specified places into different groups according to the 
relevant risk-based boarding and compulsory quarantine requirements: 


2. Foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) to undergo second round of compulsory testing 

The Government thanked the 340 000 FDHs who contributed to the anti-epidemic efforts by complying with
the compulsory testing requirement early this month, under which three confirmed cases involving the 
N501Y mutant strain were detected in a timely manner to cut the latent transmission chain in the community. 

All FDHs working in Hong Kong to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test for the second time during the 
period from May 15 to May 30. FDHs who have received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination on May 16 
or before could be exempted from testing. The Government reminded exempted FDHs to download their electronic
vaccination records or save the printouts of their vaccination records to their mobile phones, or bring 
along the printouts or copies of their vaccination records, so as to prove eligibility for exemption. 

For details, please refer to: 


More information on COVID-19 vaccines 



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2021 - 05 - 20




Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 20.5.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.
For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online 
Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk
and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for
the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government 
Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store
for free.

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.
For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online 
Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk
and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for
the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies"
Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.


PDF version: Click here


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2021 - 05 - 12

Government invokes place-specific flight suspension mechanism
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PDF Version (Punjabi) : Click here

     The Government announced today (April 18) the invocation of the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for India, Pakistan, and the Philippines.  From 00:00 on April 20, all passenger flights from these places will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong for 14 days.  These places will also at the same time be specified as extremely high-risk Group A specified places under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599H), so as to restrict persons who have stayed in these places from boarding for Hong Kong.  The suspension will be effective for 14 days.

     The Government implemented on April 14 the tightened flight-specific suspension mechanism, as well as the new place-specific flight suspension mechanism in parallel.  Under the place-specific flight suspension mechanism, if a total of five or more passengers among all flights from the same place, regardless of airline, were confirmed by arrival tests for COVID-19 with the N501Y mutant strain within a seven-day period, the Government would invoke Cap. 599H to prohibit all passenger flights from that place from landing in Hong Kong for 14 days, and would at the same time specify that place as an extremely high-risk place under Cap. 599H to restrict persons who have stayed in that place for more than two hours from boarding passenger flights for Hong Kong for 14 days, so as to prevent persons from the relevant place from arriving at Hong Kong via transit.

     A Government spokesman said, “With confirmed cases involving the N501Y mutant strain detected for the first time in the community in Hong Kong, for prudence’s sake, the Government has applied the criteria of the newly implemented place-specific flight suspension mechanism retrospectively for 14 days on places where there had been imported cases confirmed by arrival tests that carried the N501Y mutant strain.  India, Pakistan, and the Philippines all had seven-day cumulative number of relevant cases that reached the relevant criteria in the past 14 days, and the Government will therefore invoke the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for these three places.”

     The place-specific suspension mechanism for these three places will be effective for 14 days from midnight on April 20.  Relevant restrictions will include the prohibition of passenger flights from these places from landing in Hong Kong, as well as specifying these three places as Group A specified places under Cap. 599H to restrict any person who have stayed in these places for more than two hours on the day of boarding or 21 days before that day from boarding for Hong Kong.

     At the same time, to enhance the testing of persons returning to Hong Kong from overseas places, the Government will issue a compulsory testing notice for persons who returned to Hong Kong from extremely high-risk places specified under Cap. 599H (that is the current Group A specified places).  After completing the compulsory quarantine for 21 days as well as the testing on the 12th and 19th day during quarantine, these persons returning to Hong Kong will also need to self-monitor further for another seven days, and be subject to nucleic acid testing on the 26th day of their return to Hong Kong.

     “The Government will continue to closely monitor the development of the global and local epidemic situation, and will further adjust the relevant inbound prevention and control measures as necessary,” the Government spokesman said.

Ends/Sunday, April 18, 2021
Issued at HKT 23:59

2021 - 05 - 11



Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines 
1. Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
The implementation of the first phase of measures under the 'vaccine bubble' is generally in order.
To allow the relevant operators of premises and the general public to get used to the relevant 
measures, the Government will continue to maintain 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 May 26. At the same time, the Government has 
also made slight adjustments to the requirements to fit anti-epidemic needs. 


For details, please refer to: 

Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) thematic webpage 

2. Update on monitoring COVID-19 vaccinations
As at 8pm on May 9, about 1.74 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered for 
members of the public. The Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 
Immunisation perform continuous monitoring of the possible adverse events following administration
 of COVID-19 vaccines, and provide professional views and suggestions on safety monitoring of the 
authorised COVID-19 vaccines. The Expert Committee considered that there is no unusual pattern 
identified so far, and will continue to closely monitor the relevant situation and collect data 
for assessment. The majority of non-death cases of adverse events received so far are relatively 
minor cases. 

Moreover, based on statistical analysis, there is no evidence that vaccination increases the risk 
of death for recipients. 

For details, please refer to: 
"Report on the Safety Monitoring of COVID-19 Vaccines in Hong Kong" 


More information on COVID-19 vaccines 


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Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 11.5.2021)


Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for
easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies,
please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service 
Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as
specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also 
view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" 
Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

Please click HERE for PDF


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2021 - 05 - 07



Online webinar in Nepali

The following online webinar in Nepali has been posted on CHP facebook.
Please go to below link for more details.



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2021 - 05 - 04



Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 4.5.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.
For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online
Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk
and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for
the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government 
Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple 
App Store for free.

PDF version: Click here


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2021 - 05 - 04

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Government to relax social distancing measures under "vaccine bubble"

The Government has gazetted directions and specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap. 599I) to relax social distancing measures with conditions with "vaccine bubble" as the basis. These directions and specifications take effect from 0.00am on April 29, for a period of 14 days till May 12.

1. Except for bars or pubs which are subject to other requirements, all catering business must operate according to one or more of the following operating mode(s). Among them, Types A and B Mode of Operation are existing arrangements, while Types C and D Mode of Operation are introduced under the "vaccine bubble".

Arrangements for Catering Business, Bars/Pubs and five Scheduled Premises under the “Vaccine Bubble”

https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202104/28/P2021042800868_366077_1_1619624036686.pdf

Summary of latest measures on catering business and scheduled premises:

https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202104/28/P2021042800868_366078_1_1619624036680.pdf

2. Unless exempted, the prohibition on group gatherings of more than four persons in public places will continue during the specified period. The requirement is also applicable to group gatherings in catering business and scheduled premises regulated under Cap. 599F in which the relevant requirements or restrictions are not complied with.

Relaxation Arrangements for Group Gathering Restrictions under the “Vaccine Bubble”:

https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202104/28/P2021042800868_366072_1_1619624036695.pdf

3. The mandatory mask-wearing requirement under Cap. 599I will be extended during the specified period.

The Government reminds the public that a staff member or a customer who makes false declarations or provides false information under the measures may be subject to a fixed penalty of $5,000.

Relevant specified forms and template of medical certificate:

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/cap599FG_forms.html

To help catering premises and scheduled premises operators, as well as the general public, understand the operational details of the "vaccine bubble", the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) has launched a thematic webpage as a one-stop portal to provide relevant information and working tools:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202104/29/P2021042900690.htm

www.fehd.gov.hk/english/events/covid19/vaccine_bubble_FP.html

Depending on the epidemic development and the implementation of the first phase of measures under the 'vaccine bubble', the Government will review and adjust the details of the measures and consider further relaxation of restrictions in respect of the operation of restaurants and other premises under the second phase.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202104/28/P2021042800868.htm

2. The Government continues to ensure that the authorised vaccines satisfy the criteria of safety, efficacy and quality

The Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines convened a meeting on 29 April 2021 to conduct continuous benefit-risk analysis of the authorised COVID-19 vaccines. After reviewing all the latest available clinical and safety data related, the Advisory Panel still considered that the benefits outweighed the risks. There was no need to recommend changes regarding the use of the vaccine.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202104/29/P2021042900881.htm

More information on COVID-19 vaccines:

www.covidvaccine.gov.hk

3. Government further tightens place-specific flight suspension mechanism and suspends passenger flights from Nepal

In view of the continually unstable global epidemic situation, the Government will adjust the place-specific flight suspension mechanism. A new criterion will also be introduced to run in parallel. If a total of 10 or more passengers were confirmed positive by any tests (including tests conducted during quarantine) with the N501Y mutant strain or relevant virus mutation within a seven-day period, the flight suspension mechanism would also be triggered. At the same time, as a measure to manage the flight resumption arrangements more cautiously under the mechanism, the Government will conduct risk assessments every two weeks for comprehensive reviews of relevant factors such as the epidemic situation of the relevant places, vaccination rate, and the prevalence of new virus variants, etc., before determining whether it was appropriate to remove the flight suspension. Due to the need to review the epidemic situation of the place concerned, the flight suspension mechanism will not be lifted automatically.

Under the tightened place-specific flight suspension mechanism, the Government will extend the measure to prohibit all passenger flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from landing in Hong Kong, and starting from 00.00am on May 1, prohibit all passenger flights from Nepal from landing in Hong Kong.

For details:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202104/29/P2021042900946.htm

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

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Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Government to relax social distancing measures under "vaccine bubble" 

The Government has gazetted directions and specifications under the Prevention and
Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation(Cap. 599F),
the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) 
and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap. 599I)
to relax social distancing measures with conditions with "vaccine bubble" as the basis. 
These directions and specifications take effect from 0.00am on April 29,
for a periodof 14 days till May 12. 

1. Except for bars or pubs which are subject to other requirements, all catering 
business must operate according to one or more of the following operating mode(s). 
Among them, Types A and B Mode of Operation are existing arrangements, while Types C 
and D Mode of Operation are introduced under the "vaccine bubble".Arrangements for 
Catering Business, Bars/Pubs and five Scheduled Premises under the “Vaccine Bubble” 

Summary of latest measures on catering business and scheduled premises: 


2. Unless exempted, the prohibition on group gatherings of more than four persons
in public places will continue during the specified period. The requirement is also
applicable to group gatherings in catering business and scheduled premises regulated
under Cap. 599F in which the relevant requirements or restrictions are not complied with. 
Relaxation Arrangements for Group Gathering Restrictions under the “Vaccine Bubble”: 


3. The mandatory mask-wearing requirement under Cap. 599I will be extended during the specified period. 

The Government reminds the public that a staff member or a customer who makes false
declarations or provides false information under the measures may be subject to 
a fixed penalty of $5,000.
Relevant specified forms and template of medical certificate: 


To help catering premises and scheduled premises operators, as well as the general 
public, understand the operational details of the "vaccine bubble", the Food and 
Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) has launched a thematic webpage as a one-stop
portal to provide relevant information and working tools:


Depending on the epidemic development and the implementation of the first phase of 
measures under the 'vaccine bubble', the Government will review and adjust the details
of the measures and consider further relaxation of restrictions in respect of the
operation of restaurants and other premises under the second phase. 

For details, please refer to: 

2. The Government continues to ensure that the authorised vaccines satisfy
the criteria of safety, efficacy and quality 

The Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines convened a meeting on 29 April 2021 to conduct
continuous benefit-risk analysis of the authorised COVID-19 vaccines. After reviewing
all the latest available clinical and safety data related, the Advisory Panel still 
considered that the benefits outweighed the risks. There was no need to recommend 
changes regarding the use of the vaccine. 

For details, please refer to: 
More information on COVID-19 vaccines: 

3. Government further tightens place-specific flight suspension mechanism 
and suspends passenger flights from Nepal
In view of the continually unstable global epidemic situation, the Government will adjust
the place-specific flight suspension mechanism. A new criterion will also be introduced to
run in parallel. If a total of 10 or more passengers were confirmed positive by any tests
(including tests conducted during quarantine) with the N501Y mutant strain or relevant virus
mutation within a seven-day period, the flight suspension mechanism would also be triggered.
At the same time, as a measure to manage the flight resumption arrangements more cautiously
under the mechanism, the Government will conduct risk assessments every two weeks for 
comprehensive reviews of relevant factors such as the epidemic situation of the relevant 
places, vaccination rate, and the prevalence of new virus variants, etc., before determining 
whether it was appropriate to remove the flight suspension. Due to the need to review the 
epidemic situation of the place concerned, the flight suspension mechanism will not be 
lifted automatically. 

Under the tightened place-specific flight suspension mechanism, the Government will extend
the measure to prohibit all passenger flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from 
landing in Hong Kong, and starting from 00.00am on May 1, prohibit all passenger flights from 
Nepal from landing in Hong Kong.
For details: 


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2021 - 04 - 28



World Immunization Week 2021 · Vaccines bring us closer
World Immunization Week is a global initiative organised by the World Health 
Organization in the last week of April (24 to 30 April) aiming to promote the
use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against vaccine preventable diseases.
Immunisation is recognized as one of the most successful, safe and cost-effective 
health interventions and protect millions of people each year globally from serious
and often deadly diseases including measles, hepatitis B and even some forms of cancer.
We have sacrificed so much to keep our loved ones and community safe from COVID-19: 
family reunions, hugs from loved ones, meals with friends and colleagues. 

Now, vaccines offer us the clearest path back to normal. Together, we can end 
the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve a healthier world for all.
COVID-19 Vaccines are Safe and Effective 
Protect Yourself and Others
Get Vaccinated Now 

About World Immunization Week 2021: 

For more information on vaccines, please visit thematic website: 


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Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 27.4.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for 
easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, 
please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau
website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified
in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details
of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App),
which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

PDF version: Click here

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2021 - 04 - 22



Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

【COVID-19 Vaccines: Top tips replay in Punjabi 】 


Don't miss the chance to watch Centre for Health Promotion's online webinar 
to know more about COVID-19 vaccines in Punjabi with doctors online. 

Dr Narindar Pal Singh Gill from Tuen Mun Hospital will tell you more and clarify your doubts. 
The online webinar, co-organised by the Centre for Health Protection, 
Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple and the Zubin Foundation, was held on April 14, 2021, 
with more than 40 participants. 

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, 
please visit thematic website 


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Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 20.4.2021)

Please note that the following list of job vacancies only serves as a summary for easy reference.  For full details and the latest position of the listed job vacancies, please visit the online Government Vacancies Enquiry system on the Civil Service Bureau website at https://www.csb.gov.hk and follow the application procedures as specified in the recruitment advertisements to apply for the jobs. You may also view the details of the listed job vacancies through the "Government Vacancies" Mobile Application (App), which can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

PDF version: Click here

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2021 - 04 - 14

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Animation Videos on Municipal Solid Waste Charging with Subtitles in Multiple Languages

The Environmental Protection Department has prepared a series of animation videos with 
subtitles in Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese
regarding the Municipal Solid Waste Charging in Hong Kong. 

Quantity-based waste charging aims to create incentives to drive behavioural changes in
waste generation and hence reduce overall waste disposal.  With reference to the experiences
of other major cities, quantity-based waste charging is an effective tool to achieve waste
reduction.  For the implementation of municipal solid waste (MSW) charging in Hong Kong,
the Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Amendment Bill)
was introduced to the Legislative Council for scrutiny on 14 November 2018.  MSW charges are
proposed to be levied through two modes, namely charging by designated garbage bags/designated 
labels and charging by weight-based “gate-fee”. 

The videos could be found in the below link for reference - 


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Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 13.4.2021)

PDF version: http://www.sscem.org/pdf/Summary%20of%20civil%20service%20job%

20opportunities%20as%20at%2013.4.2021pdf.pdf


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Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Arrangements for designated flights from United Kingdom to Hong Kong and
quarantine arrangements for arrivals from low-risk places 
The Government has put in place since late December last year the measure under
the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances
and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599H) to restrict persons who had stayed in 
extremely high-risk Group A specified places from boarding flights for Hong Kong.

   The Government will specify that passengers of designated flights will not be
subject to the restriction on boarding for Hong Kong and will arrange for these
returnees to undergo the 21-day compulsory quarantine in a specified quarantine facility.

The designated flights will be the CX2252 flights departing London in the UK on
April 21 and April 28 at 9.10am. The airline will open the ticketing reservation 
system on April 8 at 4 pm (Hong Kong Time). Upon check-in for the designated 
flights, travellers will be required to present negative result proof of a reverse
transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) nucleic acid test for COVID-19,
conducted within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft.
Results of tests conducted using other techniques will not be accepted. 

In addition, the travellers must present the confirmation of their room reservation
 in the specified quarantine facility mentioned above for 21 nights after their 
arrival in Hong Kong. Travellers arriving on the designated flights will all be
required to undergo compulsory quarantine at the centrally managed specified 
quarantine facility (Rambler Garden Hotel in Tsing Yi) for 21 days. The relevant
persons under quarantine will be tested again on the 7th, 12th and 19th days 
during quarantine. 


The global epidemic situation remains severe with new virus variants ravaging many 
parts of the world. The appropriate adjustments to the entry restrictions and quarantine
arrangements will be conducive to the gradual resumption of travel between Hong Kong
and other overseas places. In the meantime, the Government will continue various measures
to stringently guard against the importation of cases. 

The compulsory quarantine period for persons arriving at Hong Kong on or after April 9,
and who have only stayed in Australia, New Zealand or Singapore on the day of arrival in
Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day, will be shortened to 14 days, while they
will be required to self-monitor for the subsequent seven days and be subject compulsory
testing on the 19th day after their arrival at Hong Kong. The relevant persons will still
be required to undergo compulsory quarantine in designated quarantine hotels. 

This arrangement will be applicable to both Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents. 
Details on the grouping of specified places and their respective boarding and compulsory
quarantine requirements can be found at:



2. Government announces investigation results regarding packaging defects of BioNTech 
vaccine and arrangements for resumption of vaccination service. According to the information
provided by Fosun Industrial Co., Limited (Fosun) and German drug manufacturer BioNTech, 
BioNTech has completed the relevant investigation and analysis regarding defects found in a
small number of vial caps in a batch of vaccines supplied to the Hong Kong and Macao regions.

It is confirmed that the occurrence of the said problem is only associated with vaccine packaging
under transport conditions. The production process and quality of the vaccine are found to be 
intact. The drug manufacturer confirmed that the safety and efficacy of the vaccine were not 
affected by the aforesaid issue, hence members of the public who had received the BioNTech 
vaccine did not need to worry. That said, for the sake of prudence, batches 210102 and 210104 
will continue to be put on hold at the request of the drug manufacturer until completion of 
the final investigation report. The Government is also prepared to follow the recommendation
of the drug manufacturer to suitably handle the relevant batches at a later time, including
no longer administering the relevant batches of the BioNTech vaccine. 

The shipment of about 300 000 doses of the Comirnaty vaccine manufactured by BioNTech, filled
and finished at another plant in Germany, arrived in Hong Kong on April 2 as arranged by
Fosun Pharma. The Government has resumed the administration of the Comirnaty vaccine for
members of the public starting from 5 April.  For changes to the vaccination slot or centre,
please cancel the timeslot from the online booking system first and then make another reservation. 
For details, please refer to: 


Please visit the Thematic Website (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html) regularly
for further information and updates.

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Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 7.4.2021)

PDF version: http://www.sscem.org/pdf/Summary%20of%20civil%20service%20job%

20opportunities%20as%20at%207.4.2021.pdf

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Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

1. Government announces initial investigation results regarding packaging defects of BioNTech vaccine

The Department of Health (DH) had earlier noticed that there was an accumulated number of cases of packaging defects (including loose vial caps, leakages from the vials, etc.) regarding the BioNTech vaccines (batch no. 210102). The DH immediately notified the vaccine supplier (Fosun Industrial Co., Limited (Fosun) and German drug manufacturer BioNTech) and requested for prompt follow-up. At the same time, in view that the supplier has launched an urgent and comprehensive investigation on the packaging defects, the Government agreed to the supplier's recommendation and suspended vaccination of batch 210102 and 210104 of the BioNTech vaccines in Hong Kong for the sake of prudence and as a precautionary measure.

According to the initial investigation results, Fosun and German drug manufacturer BioNTech considered that there is no evidence indicating any safety risks of the BioNTech vaccines delivered to Hong Kong (batch no. 210102 and 210104). Members of the public who have received the BioNTech vaccines do not need to worry. The subsequent investigation work will mainly target on ascertaining the integrity of the intrinsic properties of the relevant batches of vaccine, and that the batches are safe for use.

Premised on the condition of safety, the Government will strive to resume the administration of the BioNTech vaccine for members of the public as soon as possible, so as to protect public health and the health of citizens.

For details, please refer to the press release:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202103/27/P2021032700785.htm

2. Safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines

DH has put in place a pharmacovigilance system for COVID-19 immunization, including receiving reports of Adverse Events Following Immunization ("AEFIs") related to the COVID-19 vaccines used in Hong Kong from healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical industries.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation, Cap. 599K to monitor any adverse event that occurs to the recipient associated with the administration of the relevant vaccine, the Director of Health appointed the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunization ("Expert Committee") to provide independent assessment of potential causal link between AEFIs and COVID-19 vaccines used in Hong Kong and to provide expert advice to the Government on safety-related matters. The Department of Health also partners with the University of Hong Kong to conduct an active surveillance programme for Adverse Events of Special Interest ("AESIs") related to COVID-19 vaccines.

Thematic webpage:

https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/vaccine

Report on the Safety Monitoring of COVID-19 Vaccines in Hong Kong (updated regularly):

https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk/eps/do/en/doc/Safety_Monitoring_of_COVID-19_Vaccines_in_Hong_Kong.pdf

3. Multilingual information

To facilitate more ethnic minorities to receive the Government's latest information, various materials on COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring and fact sheets etc. have been translated into multiple languages. For details, please refer to the attachment.

PDF version: Click here

2021 - 03 - 30

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccines

To facilitate more ethnic minorities to receive the Government’s latest information, relevant health education materials and videos on COVID-19 and vaccines have been translated into multiple languages. The Government will continue to closely monitor the development of the epidemic situation and provide necessary information in various languages. Please visit our Facebook and Thematic Website regularly for further information and updates.

PDF version: Click Here

2021 - 03 - 18



Department of Health on COVID-19 vaccines

The Government is implementing a phased territory-wide COVID-19 Vaccination Programme 
free of charge for all Hong Kong residents.   

There is a thematic website with information related to vaccination (www.covidvaccine.gov.hk). 


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Publicity video from the Environmental Protection Department


(English Version)

(Chinese Version)



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2021 - 03 - 16



The Yau Tsim Mong District Office and Yuen Long District Office launched recruitment exercises for the Part-time NCSC Operation Assistant (CTN/RTD) posts respectively.

Details of the vacancies and the application procedures are available at -

Yau Tsim Mong District Office
 (Application Deadline: 17/03/2021) 

Yuen Long District Office 
 (Application Deadline: 19/03/2021) 


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With the epidemic situation under control, the Government has relaxed 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.

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Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

1. 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 in accordance with the latest developments of the epidemic situation and risk assessments. 

Catering business: Catering premises fall under Category A / Category B according to the infection control measures adopted by the persons responsible for carrying on the catering business. The requirements and restrictions are different. 

Scheduled premises: Some of the scheduled premises under Cap. 599F can be open when the relevant requirements and restrictions are fulfilled. 

Group gathering: Unless exempted, the prohibition on group gatherings of more than two persons in public places will continue. The requirement is also applicable to group gatherings in catering business and scheduled premises regulated under Cap. 599F in which the relevant requirements or restrictions are not complied with. If there is no major change to the epidemic situation, the Government will seek the approval from the Executive Council shortly to relax the relevant group gathering restriction from two persons to four persons. 

Mask-wearing requirement: The mandatory mask-wearing requirement under Cap. 599I will continue. 

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

2. Government enhances testing capabilities

In the wake of recent clusters of infection or higher risk of transmission at different premises, the Government provides free testing services at community testing centres with online bookings to various target groups such as foreign domestic helpers, construction site workers, and security and guarding personnel. To tie in with the reopening or relaxation of restrictions of restaurants and multiple scheduled premises, schools, etc, the Government also provides free testing services with online bookings to these target groups at community testing centres, and they may also continue to undergo testing via the above free testing means. Those with symptoms shall seek medical advice promptly and undergo testing as instructed by medical professionals, and they ought not visit the community testing centres. 

The Government reiterates that, for those scheduled premises which will reopen on the seventh day of Lunar New Year and those restaurants which will resume dine-in dinner service on the same date, the operators are only required to arrange their staff to undergo the first testing from February 11 to 24, and arrange another test for them every 14 days. In other words, the operators can arrange the staff to receive the test on any dates within the first 14-day period, and there is no need to rush for test completion by February 18. For those who were unable to make a booking for testing at the community testing centres, they may go to the aforesaid locations to obtain deep throat saliva specimen collection packs for free testing. In general, the test result is available through SMS within 24 to 48 hours from the time of returning the specimen. 

For details, please refer to: 

2021 - 02 - 09

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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

The COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong remains serious. The Government announced that it will gazette directions and specifications to maintain the social distancing measures currently in place until 14 February. To allow members of the public to relax while keeping social distance, the Government will reopen specified outdoor sports premises for activities involving little physical contact starting from February 4, 2021 (Thursday). For details, please refer to the press release:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202102/03/P2021020300042.htm

2. Government further strengthens compulsory testing

Currently, the Centre for Health Protection requires asymptomatic close contacts of confirmed cases to undergo compulsory quarantine in quarantine centres. To strengthen tracing ability, we will require the household members of close contacts to undergo compulsory testing.


In all districts in Hong Kong, if one or more new confirmed cases with unknown sources 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. For testing targeting at workplaces, if two or more confirmed cases are found in a workplace, it will be included in the compulsory testing notice.


Furthermore, the Government has delineated earlier four specified areas. The Government will accord priority to the sewage testing of buildings within the "specified areas", with a view to targeting areas with higher risks and detecting virus transmission earlier before any confirmed case is found.

Subject to the epidemic development and the need for infection control, the Government will delineate restricted areas and make a "restriction-testing declaration". Persons within the areas are required to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the arrangement by the Government, and can only leave after the relevant test results are mostly ascertained.

For details, please refer to:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202102/03/P2021020300018.htm

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/compulsory-testing.html


2021 - 02 - 09

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

The COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong remains serious. The Government announced that it will gazette directions and specifications to maintain the social distancing measures currently in place until 14 February. To allow members of the public to relax while keeping social distance, the Government will reopen specified outdoor sports premises for activities involving little physical contact starting from February 4, 2021 (Thursday). For details, please refer to the press release:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202102/03/P2021020300042.htm

2. Government further strengthens compulsory testing
Currently, the Centre for Health Protection requires asymptomatic close contacts of confirmed cases to undergo compulsory quarantine in quarantine centres. To strengthen tracing ability, we will require the household members of close contacts to undergo compulsory testing.

In all districts in Hong Kong, if one or more new confirmed cases with unknown sources 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. For testing targeting at workplaces, if two or more confirmed cases are found in a workplace, it will be included in the compulsory testing notice.

Furthermore, the Government has delineated earlier four specified areas. The Government will accord priority to the sewage testing of buildings within the "specified areas", with a view to targeting areas with higher risks and detecting virus transmission earlier before any confirmed case is found.

Subject to the epidemic development and the need for infection control, the Government will delineate restricted areas and make a "restriction-testing declaration". Persons within the areas are required to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the arrangement by the Government, and can only leave after the relevant test results are mostly ascertained.

For details, please refer to:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202102/03/P2021020300018.htm
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/compulsory-testing.html

2021 - 02 - 03

 Government Vacancies

The Government Logistics Department has launched a recruitment exercise for the Printing Technician II (Finishing) post.  Details of the vacancy and the application procedures are available at -


https://csboa2.csb.gov.hk/csboa/jve/JVE_003.action?jobid=43901&extractDto.mark=&languageType=2&extractDto.showCheckList=Y&extractDto.onlineGF340=Y&mylang=2


The closing date of the recruitment is 25 February 2021.

2021 - 01 - 18

one-off free COVID-19 testing service

The Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health has announced that a one-off free COVID-19 testing service will be provided to all couriers (including takeaway food couriers).  Attached is an information sheet about this in 8 ethnic minority languages.

Bahasa

Hindi

Nepali

Punjabi

Tagalog

Thai

Urdu

Vietnamese

2021 - 01 - 18

Information from the Department of Health

Recently, a number of confirmed COVID-19 cases were found in the district of Yau Ma Tei and Jordan over a short period of time. To cut the transmission chain, the Government has been issuing compulsory testing notices. Failing to comply with the compulsory testing notice is an offence and may be fined a fixed penalty of $5,000.

The Government encourages residents in Yau Ma Tei district to undergo testing proactively and promptly, even if they are not subject to compulsory testing. There are other routes of undergo free testing.

Video - Appeal on Testing for COVID-19 in the District of Yau Ma Tei and Jordan (Nepali) https://youtu.be/Xmnl4Nz7pgY (Urdu) https://youtu.be/t12aNpIoYYI

 

Video - Appeal on Prevention of COVID-19 (Nepali) https://youtu.be/XudaQKXqQTY (Urdu) https://youtu.be/nCj9BsGgKfk

 

Please visit the “COVID-19 Thematic Website” (www.coronavirus.gov.hk) for latest updates. The main content of the website has been translated into nine different languages.

Let us join hands in combating the COVID-19 epidemic.

2021 - 01 - 14

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has launched a thematic webpage in English and eight other languages. To know more about “what is bribery in Hong Kong” and the channels of reporting corruption, visit https://www.icac.org.hk/icac/race_eq/index.html

2020 - 12 - 16

The Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health has launched a designated webpage in different EM languages on compulsory quarantine arrangement in designated quarantine hotels for travellers from countries outside China.

 

Please visit the link below for more information, thank you.

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html?fbclid=IwAR31XKdigEWzB5Z1VZrY2PjNPdQ8qgT_7egrz1LkWoyOR9bQkpqXUomvmVg


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


2020 - 12 - 15

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 15.12.2020)

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2020 - 12 - 08

Yuen Long Town Hall 50th Anniversary Celebration video

https://youtu.be/StLqw7CZM0g

2020 - 12 - 08

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 8Summary_of_civil_service_job_opportunities_as_at_8.12.2020.jpg.12.2020)


2020 - 12 - 04

Government to raise penalties for offences against relevant Regulations under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance

The penalties for participating in a prohibited group gathering, failing to wear a mask under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap.599) or failing to comply with a requirement of a compulsory testing direction or a compulsory testing notice will be increased with effect from 11 December 2020.  For details, please refer to the press release.

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2020 - 12 - 02

Summary of latest measures on catering business and scheduled premises

(with effect from 2 December 2020 to 15 December 2020)

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2020 - 12 - 01

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 1Summary_of_civil_service_job_opportunities_as_at_1.12.2020.jpg.12.2020)


2020 - 11 - 24

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 24Summary_of_civil_service_job_opportunities_as_at_24.11.2020.jpg.11.2020)

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2020 - 11 - 17

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 17.11.2020)

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2020 - 11 - 10

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 10.11.2020)

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2020 - 11 - 10

Job advertisement - Fire Services Department(position as at 10.11.2020)

Deadline: 19 Nov 2020 23:59 hours

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2020 - 11 - 03

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 03.11.2020)

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2020 - 10 - 29

Summary of latest measures on catering business and scheduled premises (with effect from 30 October 2020 to 5 November 2020)

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2020 - 10 - 27

Civil Service Job Vacancies (position as at 27.10.2020)

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2020 - 10 - 22

Summary of latest measures on catering business and scheduled premises (with effect from 2 October 2020 to 8 October 2020)

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2020 - 08 - 18

(19 August 2020 to 25 August 2020)

Requirements imposed by the Secretary for Food and Health

under Cap. 599F, Cap. 599G and Cap. 599I



PDF version click here

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2020 - 08 - 11

(12 August to 18 August 2020)

Requirements imposed by the Secretary for Food and Health

under Cap. 599F, Cap. 599G and Cap. 599I



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2020 - 03 - 20

ERB - Love upgrading special scheme Supporting those Recently Unemployed or Under-employed for Skills Enhancement.

Special Allowance: Part-time courses is $76.9 per day, at a ceiling of $4,000 per month for each eligible trainee.

Industry: Property Management and Secruity
Course: Foundation Certificate in Quality Assurance System for the Recognition Scheme of Security Training (English Medium) (Part Time)
Language: English Location: Kwun Tong / Yuen Long 

For details please refer to ERB leaflet - Click here
or contact ERB hotline at 182 182

Online registration: www.erb.org/scheme/reg

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2020 - 02 - 26


Click Here to the Thematice Page for Coronavirus Disease