Home Affairs Department Hotline:
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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.
➦ 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)
Report suspected cases of quarantine order breaches: