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Bad Weather Arrangements for Classes/Activities and Examinations

 

When Typhoon Warning Signal No. 1 or 3 or the Amber/Red Rainstorm Warning is issued by the Hong Kong Observatory, all classes/activities (including Integrated Learning Programme (ILP)) and examinations should be held as scheduled. As soon as the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or Black Rainstorm Warning is issued or when the Hong Kong Observatory announces that Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is likely to be hoisted during office hours, the Comptroller’s Office will transmit the information immediately to all departments and units.

 

The arrangements in case of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above/Black Rainstorm Warning are as follows:

 

(a) For classes/activities and examinations not yet started:

When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force or likely to be issued (as announced by the Hong Kong Observatory)/Black Rainstorm Warning is in force:
Arrangement
Anytime between 6:00 a.m. and 10:59 a.m.
All classes/activities and examinations commencing before 1:30 p.m. will be cancelled/postponed.
Anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 3:59 p.m.
All classes/activities and examinations commencing from 1:30 p.m. and before 6:30 p.m. will be cancelled/postponed.
At 4:00 p.m. or after
All classes/activities and examinations commencing from 6:30 p.m. onward will be cancelled/postponed.


(b) For classes/activities and examinations already in progress:

When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 or above is likely to be issued within two hours (as announced by the Hong Kong Observatory):
When Black Rainstorm Warning is in force:
Classes/Activities
All classes/activities should be suspended. Students should return home or take shelter in a safe place without delay.
The classes/activities will continue unless the inclement weather affects the safety of students.
Examinations
An examination already in progress will continue unless the Chief Invigilator is advised by the Registrar that it should be terminated.

  

For other situations of emergency, classes/activities and examinations may also be cancelled/postponed upon announcement by the University through broadcasting.


Examinations postponed will be held on the day right after the end of the examination period. A re-schedule of the examinations affected will be announced through Registry notice.