Enhanced Public Health and Hygiene Protocols for Residential Halls/Colleges 2021-22

In view of the fluid nature of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University is introducing enhanced public health and hygiene protocols for the return to full occupancy of the student halls, colleges and residencies in residential year 2021-22. From August 25, 2021, all residents will be required either (i) to have completed vaccination against COVID-19, OR (ii) to take a self-paid COVID-19 antigen test on a weekly basis until further notice from the University. Further details: https://www.cedars.hku.hk/sections/Accommodation/files/FINAL_vaccination_Annex_FAQ.pdf

Students returning to Hong Kong

In view of recent outbreak of COVID-19 Delta variant over the world, students returning from outside Hong Kong have to complete all government quarantine requirements including the 7-day self-monitoring (if applicable), in addition to the vaccination/testing requirement already in place, before they could reside in student residences. Further details: https://covid19.hku.hk/announcements/all/teaching/general/2021/08/10701/

Guidelines on events where food and beverage are served

This guideline provides event organisers of halls and student societies of the University with recommendations and points to consider when organising High Table Dinner or events with food and beverages arrangement in premises BOTH within the University campuses and outside campus under the current COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines reflect prevailing government infection control regulations.

Halls and student societies should submit an application to the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) prior to the event.

Residential Halls & Colleges

Residential Halls & Colleges
  • Residential Halls / Colleges are facilities where students live closely to each other and are considered spots of higher risk. As different Halls/Colleges have different physical environments and social settings, they have each developed and implemented their in-house infection control based on the principles promulgated by the Task Force on Infectious Diseases (TFID). Measures such as body temperature screening, mask wearing in common areas, provision of hand sanitizer, etc. are practices common to all. 
  • To further increase social distancing in Halls and Colleges, the University will adjust the proportion of single- to double-occupancy rooms in each Hall/College to respond to the prevailing risk level where circumstances allow.
  • The higher risk of outbreaks in Halls/Colleges necessitates quick response once a confirmed or suspected case becomes known. A rapid response mechanism has been established among Dean of Student Affairs, Wardens/Masters and the University Health Service to handle such incidents should they arise.