Public Services in Hong Kong Resuming in Phases Starting From 4 May 2020
Services to Resume With High Levels of Vigilance and Precautionary Measures
Hong Kong will see public services resume starting from 4 May 2020. This comes after instructions from the Steering Committee cum Command Centre pertaining to the COVID-19.
The city will continue to remain in a state of high vigilance and exercise the necessary precautionary measures. Hong Kong’s cases have stabilised over the past few weeks. The number of cases reported remains in the single-digit range.
Public Services Resuming 4 May 2020
Services will resume subject to ongoing social distancing measures. Normal operating hours are to be expected where possible. However, flexible work and lunch hours are encouraged for government employees. Meetings should be conducted virtually where possible.
Safety measures will be in place at public facilities to prevent group gatherings.
Several infection control measures will be in place at government venues and buildings. For example, body temperature checks and use of hand sanitisers are among the safety steps included. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health will continue recommending measures from time to time.
The Housing Authority will be resuming its selection for the Home Ownership Scheme 2019. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department is opening certain outdoor facilities only. This includes jogging tracks and tennis courts. Road driving tests by the Transport Department will begin again. The Social Welfare Department is also expected to begin operating at normal hours. Its home and community-based services for those with disabilities and the elderly will gradually resume after being suspended or scaled down prior to this.
The situation will continue to be monitored by the Steering Committee cum Command Centre. They will assess when full resumption of businesses and regular business hours and decide when the second phase of activity resumption will commence.