Free Covid-19 testing in FDW haunts to be set up on Sundays this April

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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 on Tuesday said that it will continue to set up mobile Covid-19 testing centres in foreign domestic workers’ haunts on all Sundays this April and the day following Ching Ming Festival (Apr. 5).

It earlier provided the service on March 14 and 21 to enjoin FDWs to get tested.

“We strongly encourage FDHs to participate in the free testing to safeguard their health,” a spokesperson for the Labour Department said. “We also appeal to employment agencies and employers to encourage and arrange for [FDWs] to receive the free testing service at designated mobile specimen collection stations.”

The four mobile specimen collection stations will be set up at the Chater Road Pedestrian Precinct in Central (near the bus stop), the Hing Fat Street entrance of Victoria Park in Causeway Bay (near Exit A2 of MTR Tin Hau Station), the Lai Chi Kok Park entrance (near Exit D of MTR Mei Foo Station) and the Tsuen Wan Park entrance (near Exit D of MTR Tsuen Wan West Station).

The Covid-19 testing stations will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Foreign domestic workers only need to bring their Hong Kong identity cards or passports.

They can register their personal information on the spot at www.tgptest.gov.hk in order to receive an SMS notification of the test result.

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