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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

Advisory to helpers issued

During the Christmas and New Year holidays, the Labour Department will conduct mobile broadcasts at the places where foreign domestic helpers assemble to call upon them to comply with the anti-epidemic regulations.    According to the Prevention & Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation and the Prevention & Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation, taking part in a prohibited gathering of more than four people in public places or failing to wear a mask may result in a fine of $5,000.   Interdepartmental operations will be mounted from December 25 to 26 and January 1 to 2 at Central, Tamar Park in Admiralty, Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, the footbridge near Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok and Lai Chi Kok Park.   Enforcement actions will be taken against those who repeatedly refuse to abide by the regulations despite reminders.     For enquiries, contact the Labour Department by calling 2157 9537, by email or through the online form on the dedicated portal.
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