Arrangements for COVID-19 RT-PCR testing for staff of catering business
In addition to the 19 Community Testing Centres, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) has provided an additional testing route for staff of catering business and has ended at 5pm on April 30 (Friday):
- Starting from 9:00 a.m. on 19 February 2021 (Friday), the operators of licensed general restaurants, licensed light refreshment restaurants, licensed marine restaurants, licensed factory canteens, staff canteens and school canteens may register via FEHD webpage for the testing services provided by the FEHD's testing agency (Prenetics Limited) the number of staff (with the first four type of premises inputting the licence number while the latter two inputting the Business Registration Certificate numbers), and choose to collect the specimen bottles at one of the four specified locations (Quarry Bay, Sham Shui Po, Yuen Long and Sha Tin) at a specified time slot.
- Starting from 9:00 a.m. on 21 February 2021 (Sunday), they may then collect the specimen bottles at the designated location at the designated time slot. The staff must return the specimen bottles to Prenetics Limited in person at any of the above specified locations in the next one to two days for testing. Prenetics Limited will release the test result via SMS within the next one to two days if negative.
COVID-19 Targeted Group Testing Scheme (No SMS notification for test result)
To achieve the target of making testing services available as far as possible for those who should be tested, the FEHD will continue to arrange voluntary free COVID-19 testing services for other targeted groups, including high-exposure groups such as staff and personnel working in non-cooked food stalls at markets, non-cooked food hawker licensees and practitioners of cold stores. The deadline for online registration has been extended to 31 May 2021 at 5:00 p.m. People in high-exposure groups who had already registered and undergone voluntary testing can register again.