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Fraudulent certificates deemed invalid

The Government announced today the COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificates issued by seven private doctors will not be accepted and will be deemed invalid from October 12.   According to the information provided by Police, the seven private doctors are involved in its arrest operations to date for allegedly abusing the issuance of medical exemption certificates. The legal proceedings are ongoing for some of those cases.   The Government pointed out that according to the eHealth records, the seven private doctors have issued in total over 20,000 medical exemption certificates which are still within the validity period, accounting for more than half of the medical exemption certificates that are still valid.   It has reasonable grounds to suspect that the private doctors concerned did not properly follow the Department of Health’s guidelines when issuing the medical exemption certificates.   In this regard, the Government will no longer accept the medical exemption ce

Target group testing extended

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today announced that free COVID-19 testing services for targeted groups will continue, with the online registration deadline for testing extended to March 31.   Voluntary testing will be arranged for high-exposure groups such as frontline staff of catering businesses, staff and personnel working in markets, licensed hawkers and cold store practitioners.   People in high-exposure groups who have already registered and undergone testing may register again.   Under the scheme, the testing agency, Prenetics, will provide one-stop services covering specimen taking and testing.   Call 3008 8319 for enquiries.
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