Update on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Preventive Measures (26 Feb 2021)

  • Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
  • Preventive Measures

26 Feb 2021

Following the latest announcement made by the HKSAR Government, the Health, Safety and Environment Committee would like to update colleagues and students on the following:


Relaxing the Social Distancing Measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance

As the COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong remains serious, the Government has decided to adopt the social distancing measures currently in place under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance with some relaxation till 3 March 2021. The Government will review the various measures in place from time to time in accordance with the latest developments of the epidemic situation and risk assessments, to allow social and economic activities to resume.

  • Catering business and scheduled premises: Catering business premises will cease to provide dine-in services from 10:00p.m. to 4:59a.m. of the following day. No more than four persons may be seated together at one table within any catering business premises.
  • Mask-wearing requirement: The mandatory mask-wearing requirement under Cap. 599I will remain valid.
  • Group gathering: Group gathering with more than four persons in public places will be prohibited.


For details, please refer to the press release:





Specified Conditions Imposed on Inbound Travellers

  • The Government has announced that all persons who have stayed in extremely high-risk areas (Group A) including Brazil, Ireland, South Africa and the United Kingdom (UK) for more than two hours in the past 21 days will not be allowed to board for Hong Kong.
  • All persons who, on the day on which the traveller boarded a civil aviation aircraft that arrives at, or is about to arrive at Hong Kong (specified aircraft), or during the 21 days before that day, has stayed  in any very high-risk specified places (i.e., Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America), must provide the relevant documents and undergo mandatory quarantine at the designated hotels.
  • All persons arriving at Hong Kong (either via the airport or land boundary control points) who have stayed in places outside China on the day of arrival at Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day have to undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days in designated quarantine hotels. They should stay at the designated quarantine hotels until the test result is available.


For details including the latest conditions and the listed hotels, please visit the website:




Health Advice

  • All members are advised to keep social distancing with others, reduce the frequency of all mask-off activities, and maintain personal hygiene.


  • To assist contact tracing, keep a diary of your schedule, for example, write down the taxi license plate number you take. You may also use the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app to keep your visit records.


  • All members should wear mask as far as feasible and keep appropriate social distance with others when in common facilities (e.g. common room, conference room, pantry etc.). In case wearing mask is not feasible, for example when having meal or shower or performing heavy manual work, please keep at least 1.5 meters with others.



Resources Corner

For information on COVID-19, please refer to the following links:

  1. Webpage of Health, Safety and Environment Committee https://www.ln.edu.hk/hse
  2. HKSAR’s Thematic webpage on COVID-19 at:   www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html
  3. Webpage on Mental Health Infostation at the following link:


  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


If you are being suspected or confirmed as infected or required to stay in the “restricted area” for COVID-19 test or under mandatory quarantine, please notify your department / office or any of the following teams as soon as possible:



Thank you for your kind attention.


Best Regards,
Weixin Shang

Chairman, Health, Safety and Environment Committee