The COVID-19 epidemic continues its rampage. The Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Hong Kong Construction Association (HKCA) strongly urge the construction industry to fully implement compulsory testing measures, which require all site staff to present negative COVID-19 test results conducted within the past 14 days when entering construction sites for work. With the support from the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, the CIC and the HKCA urge all construction sites in Hong Kong that the aforementioned measures shall be launched from 16 February and in full implementation starting from 22 February.
The CIC, the HKCA and the HKSAR Government will jointly conduct regular inspections to ensure that all site staff receive negative test result, and will review the measures and make adjustments as appropriate.
The CIC and the HKCA hope the industry fight the virus together and encourage site staff to undergo testing promptly, conduct thorough cleaning and disinfection of construction sites and adopt precautionary measures to maintain workplace hygiene. Meanwhile, the CIC and its Hong Kong Institute of Construction and Hong Kong Construction Industry Trade Testing Centre will request all staff, full-time students, trade test candidates and staff of out-source contractors to present negative test results when entering the buildings starting from 16 February and in full implementation on 22 February. In response to the COVID-19, the CIC has joined hands with the industry to launch the “Construction Industry Caring Campaign - Fight against Novel Coronavirus” to provide monetary assistance and caring support for the registered construction workers who receive a compulsory quarantine or are confirmed as infected with COVID-19, and hope for the active support of different sectors of the community.
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Last Updated: 2021-02-23 10:40:31