Preventive measures for COVID-19 by LegCo Secretariat
In view of the latest situation of COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong and quarantine arrangements announced by the Government, the Legislative Council (LegCo) Secretariat announced today (March 18) that all persons who are subject to compulsory home quarantine will be denied entry into the LegCo Complex. For those persons seeking to enter the Complex who have had close contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19 or persons recently arriving in Hong Kong from other places, they are strongly advised not to enter the Complex.
The Secretariat will continue to implement the following disease prevention measures:
(a) body temperature screening systems are installed at the designated entrances of the Complex to conduct body temperature checks for all persons entering the Complex. The Secretariat may deny entry to the Complex of any persons who refuse to undergo body temperature screening or whose body temperature is higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius;
(b) cleaning and disinfection of the facilities in the Complex, including those in the Chamber and conference rooms, will be conducted more frequently;
(c) the Complex will be closed from 8pm each day to 7am the following day. All Complex users must leave by 8pm;
(d) Public Entrance 2 of the Complex will be open between 7am and 8pm from Monday to Sunday, or 30 minutes after the end of the last meeting of the day (whichever is later);
(e) Members' Entrance 2 and the Footbridge Entrance of the Complex will be open between 7am and 8pm from Monday to Friday, or 30 minutes after the end of the last meeting of the day (whichever is later); and
(f) a maximum of five members of the public will be admitted to observe each of the meeting of LegCo and its Committees.
For details of the infection control measures and special arrangements for the LegCo Secretariat, please refer to the announcement on the LegCo Website (www.legco.gov.hk/general/english/sec/corg_ser/whats_on_20200318-e.pdf).
The Secretariat will review the aforementioned measures in accordance with the development of the epidemic and make further announcements in due course.
Ends/Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:30
Issued at HKT 15:30