Update on campus vaccination requirements
29 Nov 2021
With the resumption of face-to-face classes and the top priority of safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our members, the University has reviewed campus health and safety guidelines and, after careful deliberation, decided to implement new campus vaccination requirements for members of the University.
Starting from Friday 14 January 2022, persons on the following list are required to provide adequate proof of full vaccination upon entry of our campus:
• All LU students (including full-time and part-time undergraduate, postgraduate, sub-degree and Diploma Yi Jin students).
• All LU staff (including full-time and part-time staff, and staff from outsourced service providers).
• All residents of Hostels and Visitors’ Quarters.
• Visitors and contractors staying on campus for more than 1 day in every 5 days.
Students and staff entering the University are required to present an electronic “Campus Entry Permit” via the “LU Mobile” app to prove that they have been fully vaccinated or possess valid negative COVID-19 test results. Those who fail to comply with the new requirements will NOT be allowed to enter the campus.
For those who are unable to receive vaccination due to medical reasons, a negative COVID-19 test result recognised by the Hong Kong Government is required every 7 days upon entry of the campus. Results of free COVID-19 tests (e.g. deep throat saliva test) are accepted.
Validity of the records uploaded by students will be regularly checked by relevant Faculty Offices/LIFE. Data uploaded by staff will be checked by Heads of Departments/Offices/Units.
Members with chronic illness or disability who are unfit for vaccination and taking the test can apply for exemption which will be reviewed by an Assessment Panel.
A fully vaccinated campus is a critical element to support face-to-face teaching and learning, and to maintain confidence in a vibrant and safe campus. It has been proven globally that despite the possibility of infection for vaccinated individuals, they are less likely to suffer from severe illness, hospitalisation or death. Scientific evidence has also shown that the overall benefits of vaccination significantly outweigh its risks. Therefore, the new arrangement is in the best interests of the entire University community and we deeply appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Full details of the new campus access requirements will be announced in due course. For information about Hong Kong Government’s COVID-19 vaccination programme, please visit: https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/, for information about authorised COVID-19 test services, please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/early-testing.html.
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
29 November 2021