Vaccine bubble webpage launched

April 29, 2021

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today launched a thematic webpage to help catering premises and scheduled premises operators as well as the public to understand the operational details of the “vaccine bubble”.


The one-stop portal details the various operation modes for catering premises, bars or pubs, nightclubs and scheduled premises, and provides a link to the scanner app for these operators to download for verifying the authenticity of their customers’ vaccination or COVID-19 test record QR codes.


There are also notices on the operation mode for catering businesses, posters for customers, formats of catering premises’ floor plans and the templates for relevant forms.


Catering premises operators under relevant modes of operation may declare their staff’s compliance with the vaccination requirements via the webpage.


The department will issue advisory letters to the trade informing them of the latest directions and specifications under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Requirements & Directions) (Business & Premises) Regulation.


For catering business operators arranging their staff to undergo a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19, combined nasal and throat swabs must be used for specimens collected on or after today.


Online registration for the current free deep throat saliva testing service for catering business frontline staff provided by the department will end at 5pm tomorrow as scheduled.


Additionally, the department is launching another one-stop thematic webpage to put together all information relating to air change in restaurants for the trade’s ease of reference, including the video record of the webinar held earlier.

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