Covid-19 testing stations to be set up in FDW haunts this June

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A staff member of the testing agent collects a specimen from an FDH at the mobile specimen collection station at Lai Chi Kok Park on Mar. 14. (PHOTO FROM: Information Services Department/isd.gov.hk)

The Labour Department said Tuesday that Covid-19 testing services will still be available to foreign domestic workers in popular helper hangouts on all Sundays of June, and on the Tuen Ng Festival on June 14.

A statement released on the government website said mobile specimen collection stations will be set up in the following areas:

  • Chater Garden in Central (near Exit J2 of MTR Central Station);
  • Hing Fat Street entrance of Victoria Park in Causeway Bay (near Exit A2 of MTR Tin Hau Station);
  • Lai Chi Kok Park entrance (near Exit D of MTR Mei Foo Station), and;
  • Tai Ho Road entrance of Tsuen Wan Park (near Exit D of MTR Tsuen Wan West Station).

These stations will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 6, 13, 20, and 27, as well as during the Tuen Ng Festival on June 14.

FDWs only need to bring identity documents such as their Hong Kong identity card and passport, then register their personal information on the spot.

They will then receive an SMS notification of the barcode number of the specimen bottle they collect after registration for reference.

Those who test negative for the coronavirus will be notified via SMS, while positive cases will be referred to the Centre for Health Protection for follow-up.

A spokesperson for the Labour Department also urged foreign domestic workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

“We also appeal to all FDHs to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect their own health and the health of their employers’ families and others,” the department spokesperson said.