Guard against the Omicron variant
Construction workers urged to get vaccinated
Due to the recent spread of cases with the Omicron variant locally, now we strongly appeal to contractors and subcontractors to encourage workers and other site resident personnel to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as early as possible to protect themselves, their colleagues and families.
The HKSAR Government has launched the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. Members of the public are encouraged to get vaccinated. Details of the programme can be found at the designated website (www.covidvaccine.gov.hk).
Ir Albert CHENG
Executive Director, Construction Industry Council
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Hong Kong Construction Association (HKCA) agrees to the Food and Health Bureau’s announcement on 29 March 2021, that vaccine recipients have fulfilled the requirement for regular COVID-19 testing as vaccination will help recipients develop immunity in 14 days after completion.
The CIC and HKCA concur to adopt the Government’s proposition to acknowledge vaccine completion record as valid negative COVID-19 testing result for the compulsory regular COVID-19 testing scheme. Therefore, workers who have administered their final COVID-19 vaccine for more than 14 days will not be required to undertake regular COVID-19 testing. Compulsory testing measures should be maintained and site staff who has not completed their vaccination for 14 days are required to present negative COVID-19 test results issued within the past 14 days when entering construction sites for work.
For information on regular testing at sites, please refer to link.
For information on COVID-19 Vaccination Programme - Construction Industry Practitioners, please refer to this link.
Last Updated: 2022-01-12 10:57:24