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Special arrangements for Universal Community Testing Programme in Islands District
     The Government today (September 1) launched the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) to identify asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in the community. Initially scheduled to run for seven days, the UCTP has been open for online appointments since August 29. The Government will provide a one-off free testing service for members of the public at community testing centres in all districts across the territory. Since certain areas in the Islands District are located far from the community testing centres, the Government will make special arrangements under the UCTP for residents in those areas. From September 5 to 14, trained personnel for taking samples will collect the combined nasal and throat swabs of residents at designated locations for laboratory testing. Details are as follows:
Locations and addresses Opening dates and times*
Peng Chau Sports Centre
Peng Chau Municipal Services Building, 6 Po Peng Street, Peng Chau
September 10 to 11
9am to 5pm
Heritage and Cultural Showroom, Lamma Island
G/F, 1 Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island
September 12 to 14
9am to 5pm
Cheung Chau Sports Centre
3 Cheung Chau Hospital Road
September 5 to 8
9am to 5pm
Mui Wo Recreation Centre
60 Mui Wo Rural Committee Road
September 5 to 7
9am to 5pm
South Lantao Rural Committee
1 Lo Uk Tsuen, Pui O, Lantau Island
September 13 to 14
9am to 5pm
Tai O Community Centre
101 Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O
September 9 to 10
9am to 5pm
*Except for Heritage and Cultural Showroom, Lamma Island, and South Lantao Rural Committee, which will be closed for cleaning and disinfection from 1.30pm to 2pm, all locations will be closed for cleaning and disinfection from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
     Persons interested in participating in the programme above can make reservations on www.communitytest.gov.hk.
     In addition, considering that certain areas in the Islands District are situated at remote locations with limited accessibility, the Government will arrange deep throat saliva tests for residents of those areas from September 4 to 10.
Ends/Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:00
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