Centre for Health Protection Hotline:
2125 1111 / 2125 1122 (9 am to 8 pm)

Home Affairs Department Hotline:
2835 1473 (9 am to 6 pm)

Guidance notes on specimen testing

➦ Testing programme under Department of Health – SMS notifications on negative results will be made within three days of specimen submission only when barcodes are present on both the speciman bottle and request form.

➦ 'Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme' under Hospital Authority or specimen submissions through Accident and Emergency Departments (AEDs) or General Out-patient Clinics (GOPCs) – SMS notifications on negative results will be made, at the soonest, the day after speciman submission.

➦ If a positive test result is returned from any specimen (whether submitted through Department of Health or Hospital Authority), Centre for Health Protection will be responsible for follow-up phone calls and arrangement for hospital isolation treatment.

★ The information above shall be updated at any time; most up-to-date information and details can be obtained from Department of Health and Centre for Health Protection.

Government announcements

➦ A maximum limit of two persons is imposed on any group gathering in public places; (Details)

➦ A mask must be worn by anyone present in or entering public places (both indoors and outdoors). (Details)

➦ No dine-in services can be provided between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. with no more than two persons seated at a table. A cap of 50% is imposed on seating capacity. (Details)

➦ The maximum penalty for violation of regulations regarding gathering, mask-wearing, and compulsory quarantine has increased to $5,000. (Details)

Businesses and premises under regulations (Details)

Catering businesses: a cap of 20 people is imposed on banquet gatherings, and a "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code must be displayed.            Closed premises: fitness centres, sports premises, beauty salons, massage parlors, game centres, playgrounds, public entertainment venues, karaoke venues, mahjong tin kau premises, swimming pools, bar and pubs, bath-houses, clubs, nightclubs, and party rooms.

Report suspected cases of quarantine order breaches: