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Update on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Preventive Measures (28 March 2020)

28 Mar 2020

The HKSAR Government has published the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (the Regulation) (Cap.599G) in the Gazette with a view to combating the COVID-19 epidemic with resolute and stringent measures on 28 March 2020 (Today).

To prevent, protect against, delay or otherwise control the incidence or transmission of the the disease, group gatherings with more than four people in public places will be prohibited in accordance with the Regulation with effect from 0:00a.m. on 29 March for 14 days. For details of the regulation and exemptions, please visit the press release of HKSAR at:

The Committee strongly advises all stakeholders to maintain at all times strict personal and environmental hygiene, wear masks, reduce the frequency of visiting and time staying at common facilities, maintain an appropriate social distance with other people as far as possible in daily lives, in particular, go out less and avoid social activities such as meal gatherings (especially among colleagues and hostel residents) or other gatherings so as to reduce the chance of cross infections and minimise the risk of outbreak clusters emerging in the community. All stakeholders should also perform hand hygiene frequently, especially before touching the mouth, nose or eyes.

While reiterating the importance of strict personal hygiene, the Committee would also like to take this opportunity to remind students and colleagues to pay special attention to their mental and psychosocial well-being. There are ways to release stress, such as, staying connect with someone you trust or who would make you happy by communication tools such as video chat, keeping yourself active by various appropriate exercises as well as keep learning on interesting things.

For information on COVID-19, please refer to the following links:

1.      Online Health Declaration Form: all students and staff shall complete this before coming to campus or when there is any change in status after last submission.
For students:;
For staff:

2.      If feeling unwell, you should wear a surgical mask and seek medical consultation promptly. It is advised to go to the nearest emergency room of any public hospital. The closest one to our campus is Tuen Mun Hospital. You might also go to the private clinics which join the Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme of Hospital Authority and can produce deep throat saliva. For the list of collection points for submission of specimens by patients of private doctors for COVID-19 testing, please click the links below.

3.      For the latest updates on various news on COVID-19 infection and health advice, please visit the thematic webpage at:

4.      Webpage on Personal Hygiene (proper hand hygiene, proper use of mask, guidance note on monitoring of body temperature) at the following links:

5.      Hong Kong residents are encouraged to use the online Registration of Outbound Travel Information service at to register their contact details and itinerary when outside Hong Kong. For updates on Outbound Travel Alert (OTA), please visit the webpage of Security Bureau at

If you are being suspected or confirmed infected or under mandatory quarantine, please notify any of the following teams:
Thank you for your kind attention.

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Best Regards
Weixin Shang
Chairman, Health, Safety and Environment Committee