The raging COVID-19 epidemic worsens. To further strengthen the prevention of virus at construction sites, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Hong Kong Construction Association (HKCA) with the support from the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, will jointly launch “Construction Industry COVID-19 Testing Service Scheme” (the Scheme) on 22 December 2020 (Tuesday). The CIC and the HKCA will share part of the service expenditures, whereas developers / main contractors will only need to pay a partial basic testing fee, so as to provide the nucleic acid COVID-19 testing services to construction workers and site staff who voluntarily join the Scheme, with a view to saving time and resources to collect and return the specimen, facilitating frontline workers to get tested, ensuring their safety and health, as well as protecting their families.
Participating developers / main contractors will only require to pay a partial basic testing fee (each person HK$150 per time) for construction workers and site staff whereas other expenditures, such as professional testing team recruitment, mobile stations set-up, equipment delivery and all administrative work for implementing the Scheme, will be borne by the CIC and the HKCA. Participating developers / main contractors must make advance payment of 50% of the estimated testing fee and provide the cheque to the institution (made payable to the "Construction Industry Council - CITS") on the testing day. The remaining balance of the fee must be settled within 14 days after receiving the confirmation of the total testing fee.
At this stage, the Scheme is to focus on construction sites with a larger area and a higher number of employees for its high feasibility to set up mobile specimen collection stations. For construction sites in smaller scale, please contact us separately. Once it is determined that a mobile specimen collection at the requested construction site is feasible, assistance will be provided accordingly.
For the arrangement of the relevant services, the main contractors must complete and submit the following application form (Chinese version only) for sites which are interested in participating in the Scheme (Email address: CITS@cic.hk).
Healthcare professionals will take specimen by combined nasal and throat swab (“CNTS”) method on site. Specimen taking procedure can be reference to the following materials provided by the Centre for Health Protection of the DH and Information Service Department, HKSAR:
Hotline: 3199 7373
Last Updated: 2021-01-06 17:19:01