Tighter testing rules for care home staff

Local | 22 Jul 2021 12:20 pm

The government said on Sunday that it will tighten regular testing requirements for care home staff who are not vaccinated against Covid-19, with the interval of testing shortened to seven from the original 14 days.

A Social Welfare Department spokesman said that starting from the 22nd round of compulsory testing, the interval of testing will be shortened to seven days.

Those who will be on duty at residential care homes for the elderly, residential care homes for persons with disabilities and nursing homes during the period from August 4 to 10, or will provide services to these care homes through hire-of-service contracts will have to undergo testing during the period from July 25 to August 3.

Persons who were fully vaccinated are not required to undergo the specified tests.

The government said it will continue to monitor the epidemic situation and make adjustments to the aforementioned testing policy after taking the overall anti-epidemic measures into account.

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