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Update on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Preventive Measures (9 April 2020)

09 Apr 2020

The HKSAR Government has published the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (the Regulation) (Cap.599G) in the Gazette with a view to combating the COVID-19 epidemic with resolute and stringent measures on 8 April 2020.


To prevent, protect against, delay or otherwise control the incidence or transmission of the the disease, group gatherings with more than four people in public places will continue to be prohibited in accordance with the Regulation with effect from 0:00a.m. on 10 April 2020 till 23 April 2020 for 14 days. For details of the regulation and the latest direction, please visit the press release of HKSAR at:    


https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/08/P2020040800020.htm


As the Easter holiday is coming, the Committee would like to take this chance to remind all stakeholders not to participate in any social activities / meal gatherings so as to reduce the chance of cross infections and minimise the risk of outbreak clusters emerging in the community. If feeling unwell, you should wear a surgical mask and seek medical consultation promptly. Please note that 12 general outpatient clinics under the Hospital Authority will provide normal service during the coming Easter holiday. For details, please refer to the related press release of HKSAR at the link below:


https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/08/P2020040800658.htm?fontSize=1


The Committee strongly advises all stakeholders to maintain at all times strict personal and environmental hygiene, wear masks, reduce the frequency of visiting and time staying at common facilities, maintain an appropriate social distance with other people as far as possible in daily lives. All stakeholders should also perform hand hygiene frequently, especially before touching the mouth, nose or eyes.


For information on COVID-19, please refer to the following links:
1.      Online Health Declaration Form: all students and staff shall complete this before coming to campus or when there is any change in status after last submission.


For students:
https://www.ln.edu.hk/sys/regbuilder/registration/Student-Online-Declaration-Form-for-Health-Protection;
For staff:
https://www.ln.edu.hk/sys/regbuilder/registration/Staff-Online-Declaration-Form-for-Health-Protection


2.      For the latest updates on various news on COVID-19 infection and health advice, please visit the thematic webpage at: www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html


3.      Webpage on Personal Hygiene (proper hand hygiene, proper use of mask, guidance note on monitoring of body temperature) at the following links:
  https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/healthtopics/content/460/19899.html


4.      Webpage on Mental Health Infostation at the following link:
https://www.chp.gov.hk/mhi/index_en.html


If you are being suspected or confirmed infected or under mandatory quarantine, please notify any of the following teams:

During Office Hours

COFMD(O&M) - Campus Support Office

2616-7134

Human Resources Office

2616-8962

Student Services Centre

2616-7309

During Non-office Hours

Security Control (24-hour)

2616-8000


Thank you for your kind attention.
Best Regards
Weixin Shang
Chairman, Health, Safety and Environment Committee