Basic public services to resume starting Thursday

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Government departments will be resuming some of their basic public services from January 28, the SAR government announced today.

“Government departments will announce separately the services to be resumed, relevant arrangements and details,” said a government spokesman.

“As bureaux and departments may need time to deploy their staff and resources and make necessary adjustments, they may not be able to provide full services immediately.”

The spokesman also added that government departments will adopt flexible measures to reduce the number of staff working in an office at any one time.

“We appeal for the understanding of members of the public as opening hours of some offices may be adjusted, waiting times for public services may be lengthened, or a longer time may be needed for the processing of applications," the spokesman said.