Persons present at 56 premises including multiple apartments in Sai Ying Pun and One Personal Training to undergo compulsory testing

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14th March 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Government exercised the power under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) and published in the Gazette a compulsory testing notice, which requires any person who had been present at 64 specified premises during the specified period (persons subject to compulsory testing) to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test.

 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.

For testing targeting at workplaces, if one or more confirmed cases are found in a workplace, it will be included in the compulsory testing notice.

 Fifty-six premises fulfilling the above criteria, one fitness centre and seven schools were included in the compulsory testing notice on 13th March.

 Details of the compulsory testing notice are as follows:

1. Any person who had been present at any specified premises listed in Part A of Annex 1 for more than two hours at any time during the period from 28th February to 13th March, 2021 (including but not limited to visitors, residents and workers), have to undergo testing by 16th March, 2021. If persons subject to compulsory testing have previously undergone testing between 11th March and 13th March, 2021, they would be taken to have complied with the requirements set out in the compulsory testing notice.

2. Any person who had been present at any specified premises listed in Part B of Annex 1 for more than two hours at any time during the period from 28th February to 13th March, 2021 (including but not limited to full-time, part-time and relief staff and visitors), have to undergo testing by 16th March, 2021. If persons subject to compulsory testing have previously undergone testing between 11th March and 13th March, 2021, they would be taken to have complied with the requirements set out in the compulsory testing notice.

3. Any person who had been present at any specified premises listed in Part C of Annex 1 at any time during the period from 28th February to 13th March, 2021(except persons who had been engaged to work or had been on duty therein), have to undergo testing by 16th March, 2021. If persons subject to compulsory testing have previously undergone testing between 11th March and 13th March, 2021, they would be taken to have complied with the requirements set out in the compulsory testing notice. Persons who had been engaged to work or had been on duty in the specified premises listed in Part C of Annex 1 should undergo testing by 14th March, 2021 in accordance with the compulsory notice issued on 12th March, 2021.

4. Any person who had been present at any specified premises listed in Part D of Annex 1 for more than two hours at any time during the period from 28th February to 13th March, 2021 (including but not limited to full-time, part-time and relief staff, students and visitors), have to undergo testing by 16th March, 2021. If persons subject to compulsory testing who had been present at the seventh specified premises in Part D choose to undergo testing using the specimen bottles distributed by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), they have to return the specimen bottle with the sample by 18th March, 2021. If persons subject to compulsory testing have previously undergone testing between 11th March and 13th March, 2021, they would be taken to have complied with the requirements set out in the compulsory testing notice.

 A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau reminds the public that in accordance with the compulsory testing notice issued earlier, all household members of close contacts are required to undergo compulsory testing. Any person who had lived with a person who is placed under quarantine pursuant to section 22 of the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A) (person under quarantine) in the same residential unit on the date of commencement of quarantine or during the 14 days before that day, and who becomes aware of the quarantine of the person under quarantine when the relevant quarantine has not yet been completed, have to undergo testing within two days of he/she becoming aware of the person under quarantine has been placed under quarantine and report to the Government the result of the test by phone (at 6275 6901), fax (at 2530 5872) or email ([email protected]) within three days of undergoing the test.

  The Government will set up mobile specimen collection stations at the following locations: 

  • South Horizons, Ap Lei Chau (to open on 15th March)
  • West Island School, Pok Fu Lam (to open on 15th March)
  • Southorn Playground, Wan Chai
  • Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Wan Chai
  • Tanner Garden, North Point
  • Choi Fai Estate, Ngau Chi Wan
  • Rhythm Garden, San Po Kong
  • Hong Kong Gold Coast, Tuen Mun
  • The Capitol, LOHAS Park, Tseung Kwan O
  • Glamour Court, Hillgrove Village, Discovery Bay

  The service period of the mobile specimen collection station at Carpark of Quarry Bay Community Hall will be extended to 15th March (Monday). The service period of the mobile specimen collection stations at Li Sing Street Playground, Kennedy Town Playground and Sai Ying Pun Community Complex will be extended to 16th March (Tuesday). The service period of the mobile specimen collection stations at Wong Chuk Hang Recreation Ground and Plaza of Sha Tin Town Hall will be extended to 21st March (Sunday).

 Persons who had been engaged to work or had been on duty at any fitness centre can receive free testing at any mobile specimen collection stations which serve “local residents and workers subject to compulsory testing”, “staff of catering premises and designated scheduled premises under Cap. 599F” or “general public”.

Apart from mobile specimen collection stations, persons subject to compulsory testing can also choose to attend any of the community testing centres in all districts to receive testing free of charge.


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