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Units under EDB continue to provide basic public services
     In light of the extension of special work arrangements for government departments and the latest developments regarding the novel coronavirus infection, a spokesman for the Education Bureau (EDB) announced today (February 1) that all Regional Education Offices and the Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres will continue to provide basic and limited public services.

     The spokesman reminded that members of the public who need these services may contact the service units concerned in advance.

     As for appointments already made for hearing services at Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre and related emergency services, the services will be provided as scheduled. The EDB will also contact the parents concerned and make necessary arrangements based on the situation of individual cases.

     The School Places Allocation Section will continue to provide limited hotline services to handle enquiries.

     Regarding the following public facilities of the EDB, they will remain closed to the public temporarily until further notice:
1. Hong Kong Teachers' Centre, Special Education Resource Centre, Central Resources Centre and Young Achievers' Gallery located at Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre;
2. Arts and Technology Education Centre (including STEM Education Centre);
3. School Places Allocation Section; and
4. Qualifications Framework Secretariat.
Ends/Saturday, February 1, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:36
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