Reporting Illness to the Department of Health, Isolation and Quarantine
- If you tested positive for COVID-19, please read the “Points to note for persons who tested positive”, which is available at the Department of Health website, for the latest measures on treatment, isolation and the information on how you should report your case to the Department of Health.
- Other than reporting to the Department of Health, you may find information about designated clinics for treating COVID patients and all other pre-admission support services provided to patients or people who are in close contact of patients.
Reporting Illness to HKU Task Force on Infectious Diseases (TFID)
- You are required to report to the TFID, as soon as possible, once you have obtained positive results UNLESS you have not been to the HKU campus, or to the student residences, for 7 days or more prior to the date of your COVID-19 test.
- You are also required to report to the TFID if you have been in close contact with someone who is tested positive with COVID (RAT or as determined by the Centre for Health Protection or by HKU’s definition of close contact) unless you have not been to the HKU campus (or the halls of residence) during the last 7 days before your contact is tested positive.
- To report to the TFID, you have to complete an online form at the HKU COVID-19 Info Hub – Reporting Protocols.
- If you are a staff member of an academic unit and tested positive against COVID-19, please keep your Faculty Secretary informed. If you are a staff member of an administrative unit, please inform your unit head.
- If you are a student, please inform your home Faculty, thesis supervisor and / or programme director as well as the management office of your student residence as soon as you can. You will have to apply for leave through them.
- Faculties or student residences may take different actions in relation to your being tested positive or being determined by the Centre of Health Protection as a close contact. The actions that they may take can be found on this webpage (with a flow chart). You are advised to strictly follow the protocols for isolation, cohorting, reporting, testing, contact tracing and others as suggested. Please note that the guidelines may change from time-to-time depending on the latest situation with the spread of COVID-19 in Hong Kong.
- If you find yourself having any COVID-19 symptoms or if you suspect yourself to have been in close contact with someone who tested positive, you are strongly advised to take a rapid antigen test. In the case that the result is positive, you should not return to the campus. Instead, you should report your case to the Department of Health and inform the University following the Reporting Protocols as required.