Latest Arrangements due to Tightened COVID-19 Restrictions (6 Jan 22)The University announced today updates on campus COVID-19 restrictions in response to government announcement yesterday. The following arrangements will be made for College campus and catering services accordingly, for period covers 7 Jan and at least until 20 Jan 2022:-
• College Fitness Room to close for booking and operation;
• Maximum number of customers per partitioned table reduced to 2 persons at WS Can and Café Tolo;
• No dine-in service after 6pm at WS Can while take-away still available all day;
• Café Tolo to close at 6pm.
Special measures and revised access control in forceAs part of COVID-19 infection control measures, there are certain special measures and revised access control on campus (for residential students, non-residential students and visitors) in force until further notice. Please click the following tabs to view details of individual topic.
Residents are allocated with double occupancy rooms during Term Residence as a preventive measure of COVID-19 outbreak. Students are expected to stay in their room for study and living and not to have any forms of gathering in their bedrooms;
All students can enter hostel areas (areas where gate access are required) while personal hygiene and social distancing should be always practiced. Non-residential students are not allowed to enter hostel floors nor stay in a student bedroom anytime neither. Visitors are not allowed to enter hostel areas;
While on campus, students should avoid social gathering;
All students entering the campus must enter/ exit from the main entrance only. Entrance/ exit via unauthorized access is not allowed and will lead to disciplinary actions;
Body temperature checking and hand sanitizer spraying are required for all persons entering campus at entrance. The College will refuse entry for persons with body temperature higher than 37.6 degree Celsius;
We have increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting on campus. However, students are always encouraged to wash hand frequently, avoid touching eyes/nose/mouth with your hands. It is a requirement to wear a face mask on campus (except in students’ own bedrooms);
If students are feeling unwell (especially with symptoms of fever, cough and vomiting), they must notify any duty hostel personnel immediately and inform them travel histories. They should go to UHS clinic, in-town clinics or hospitals for medical treatment and then inform the College of the diagnosis results for College’s follow up and implement of emergency procedures (if any).
There are a few things you should notice before you admit to hostel in 2021/2022. These measures will help to keep you and others as safe as possible.
Health assessment starts as early as you file your hostel application. Apart from the usual information you used to inputting in the online application form, additional health information, such as inoculation and medical history of COVID-19, must be declared during the application process. This will help us to group students of different risk levels for initial living zone assignment. Inoculated residents and tutors will be grouped in separate zone with other students and tutors as part of risk management measures.
It is a requirement for students residing on University campus to submit COVID-19 PCR test results (showing negative within 96 hours) (to be conducted in Community Testing Centre or government-approved laboratories) upon admission to hostel and to perform bi-weekly rapid antigen tests (tests to be carried out on-campus regularly on one weekday afternoon and one weekday evening every two weeks) at their own costs (price expected to be less than HKD80 for each test kit, tbc) to ensure the safety of the hostel community in general. Failure to perform bi-weekly rapid antigen tests will lead to disqualification of residency. Students inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines are exempt from these tests.
Documents, such as PCR test results or vaccination records must be presented upon check-in. Otherwise, you will be denied for admission to the hostel. It may take a little longer than usual at the College for move-in procedures to take place. Considering this we have scheduled longer move-in periods (3-4 Sep 2021 for returning students; 5 Sep for freshmen). For more details, please refer to the move-in notification email we are sending you later.
You are required to wear a face mask at all times, except when inside your own bedroom and during meals. Please ensure you disinfect your hands with soap or alcohol rub frequently and whenever needed. Body temperature checks are required every time you return to the hostel from outside. If you are feeling unwell, especially if you have upper respiratory infection symptoms, please consult a doctor at UHS or in-town clinics and report your illness to Wardens or tutors immediately. Health risk assessments will be carried out as each case is received. If you have performed a COVID-19 test, please let us know the results immediately.
Finally, if you’ve travelled outside Hong Kong or have been quarantined due to government order, please let us know before coming back to campus. We will be assessing the health risk and may arrange medical surveillance as a precautionary measure. If you have any questions regarding any of the topics mentioned above, please send us a message via our chatbot. Thank you.