Hospital Authority’s 65,000 staffers to get weekly Covid tests

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

The Hospital Authority said on Tuesday that all of their 65,000 members of staff will have to be tested for the coronavirus regularly every week.

The authority's Chief Manager (Quality & Standards) Dr Lau Ka-hin said staffers will be given rapid test kids to conduct the testings on their own each week.

“Those who were fully vaccinated, having received both dose of the Covid vaccine and waited 14 days, can be exempted from the regular testings,” he added.

Lau said the authority earlier arranged regular tests for around 5,000 targeted staff providing care for vulnerable patients, which has received positive feedback.