Vaccine Pass and Campus Access

Message from Task Force on Infectious Diseases

Dear colleagues and students

Vaccine Pass and Campus Access

In line with the latest government policy announced by the CE earlier this week, the University will soon require a Vaccine Pass for campus access. Starting from 28 February 2022 (Monday), except for those with a certified medical exemption or children under 5 years of age, anyone wishing to enter any part of HKU’s campus will need to comply with the following:

(1) Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses of recognised COVID-19 vaccines plus at least 14 days); or

(2) Present evidence for at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination plus a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous seven days. Major COVID-19 tests accepted by the Hong Kong Government and COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are accepted.

This means that from 28 February, a COVID-19 test will no longer be accepted as an alternative to vaccination, except for those who can provide a medical certificate issued by a registered doctor or hospital, or children under 5 years of age. Those who have been assessed by a doctor as being medically unsuitable for vaccination will have to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous seven days to gain access to the campus.

In late April, option (2) above will no longer be available. Anyone wishing to enter HKU campus will then need to comply with option (1) above. For individuals who have taken only one dose of vaccination, the second dose must be taken within eight weeks from 28 February, i.e. on or before 25 April 2022. For those aged between 5 to 17, only one dose will be required by this date.

By late June, anyone above 18 years of age wishing to enter HKU campus will need to have taken three doses of recognised COVID-19 vaccines, if it has been over nine months since their second dose. Those between 12 to 17 years of age must also have received their second dose if they have had their first dose for more than six months.

If you have difficulty in making a vaccination booking via the government online booking system, please try to book through a clinic offering vaccinations.

As well as introducing the new Vaccine Pass arrangements, we will tighten our campus access control measures. From 28 February, only five major entrances to HKU main campus will remain open. The attached map provides details.

Please visit the COVID-19 Info Hub for detailed and up-to-date information about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQs on the new requirements will be updated later this week.

Do continue to stay vigilant, and always make personal and group health your top priority.

Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President (Teaching & Learning)
Chair, Task Force on Infectious Diseases