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Special arrangements for SWD and its subsidised service units in view of epidemic situation
     In light of the latest developments of the epidemic situation, the Government has announced that social distancing measures will be tightened from January 7 to 20.

     A spokesperson for the Social Welfare Department (SWD) said today (January 5) that the services provided by the SWD and its subsidised service units will be maintained in the aforementioned period. However, various kinds of group activities, including interest classes and talks, and mass programmes in all service units will be suspended in the period. Service units may consider conducting activities online. 

     In addition, except for visits for official or compassionate reasons, all visiting arrangements for residential care homes for the elderly and residential care homes for persons with disabilities will be suspended in the period.

     For enquiries, members of the public may call the SWD's hotline at 2343 2255 or contact the related service units.

     All service units will also strengthen infection control measures. Staff are reminded to follow necessary infection control measures. All visitors must put on masks, have their body temperature checked and maintain social distancing.
Ends/Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:45
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