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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

QR code verification app updated

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department said it has updated the QR Code Verification Scanner mobile app to enable users to read the updated QR codes for the third dose of COVID-19 vaccination records.   The department urged premises operators to update the mobile app as soon as possible.   Pursuant to the current specification and directions under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Requirements & Directions) (Business & Premises) Regulation, premises operators must use the QR Code Verification Scanner mobile app provided by the Government to scan customers' QR codes of their COVID-19 vaccination records for checking whether they have complied with the requirement about vaccination.   If a customer chooses to bring along his or her record of having received the third dose of a vaccine, the updated mobile app will be able to read it, facilitating the premises operator to fulfil the relevant directions and the customer to gain admission to the premises.
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