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2022-07-01 70th and 71st rounds of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2022-06-22 Two holding centres to come into operation on June 25
2022-06-20 Merger of Normal and Higher Old Age Living Allowance
2022-06-20 Fourth batch of Arts Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities open for applications today
2022-06-17 CSSA caseload for May 2022
2022-06-17 68th and 69th rounds of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2022-06-10 67th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-06-03 66th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-05-31 65th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-05-24 64th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-05-19 CSSA caseload for April 2022
2022-05-13 SWD returns sports centres to LCSD
2022-05-12 SWD announces arrangements for resumption of welfare services
2022-05-08 Foster families commended for unfailing love during epidemic
2022-05-06 SWD announces special testing arrangement for residents of RCHEs/nursing homes
2022-05-06 SWD announces restricted visiting arrangement for RCHEs and RCHDs
2022-05-06 62nd and 63rd rounds of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2022-05-05 SWD's response on requirement for RCHs on daily reporting of newly confirmed cases
2022-05-03 SWD announces incident concerning misdelivered cheques for relief grants
2022-04-29 Deadline approaching for 2023-24 flag days applications
2022-04-27 60th and 61st rounds of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2022-04-26 Committee on Review of Residential Child Care and Related Services holds first meeting
2022-04-21 CSSA caseload for March 2022
2022-04-21 Arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2022-04-19 Government establishes committee to review residential child care and related services
2022-04-14 59th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-04-13 Applications invited for flag days in 2023-24
2022-04-11 Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities accepts applications all year round
2022-04-08 58th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-04-04 DSW leads departmental team to distribute anti-epidemic service bags
2022-04-01 Vaccine Pass arrangement comes into full implementation in welfare service units
2022-04-01 57th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-03-28 SWD announces new admission arrangements in holding centres
2022-03-25 56th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-03-23 Holding centre at Tin Shui Wai Sports Centre comes into operation
2022-03-23 Social security payment rates to be raised with retrospective effect from February 1
2022-03-21 Kai Tak Holding Centre comes into initial operation
2022-03-18 55th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-03-17 CSSA caseload for February 2022
2022-03-16 Holding centre at Harbour Road Sports Centre comes into operation today
2022-03-11 54th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-03-08 Chai Wan (East) Integrated Family Service Centre temporarily closed
2022-03-06 Two SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-03-04 Two Integrated Family Service Centres temporarily closed
2022-03-04 53rd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-03-03 Tseung Kwan O (East) Integrated Family Service Centre temporarily closed
2022-03-02 Two SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-03-01 Two Integrated Family Service Centres temporarily closed
2022-03-01 SWD sets up holding centre at Shek Kip Mei Park Sports Centre to provide care services for elderly patients referred by HA (with photos)
2022-02-28 Three SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-28 Scheme on Relief Grants for Interest Class Instructors Hired by Organisations Subvented by the Social Welfare Department (Phase 5) to open for application tomorrow
2022-02-27 Various SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-25 High Street Integrated Family Service Centre temporarily closed due to suspected case
2022-02-25 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2022-02-25 52nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-02-24 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-23 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-22 Various SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-22 SWD launches fifth round of Child Care Centre Special Grant
2022-02-21 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-21 CSSA caseload for January 2022
2022-02-20 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-20 SWD sets up holding centre to take care of elderly pending admission to hospitals
2022-02-18 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-18 51st round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-02-18 "Vaccine pass" arrangement for staff members of welfare service units subsidised or subvented by SWD
2022-02-17 SWD strives to support RCHEs and RCHDs in fighting against pandemic
2022-02-17 Three SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-16 Several SWD offices temporarily closed
2022-02-15 SWD provides COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to RCHE and RCHD staff members
2022-02-15 SWD Assistant Clerical Officer tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
2022-02-14 Special service arrangements for child care centres and special child care centres
2022-02-13 Two Social Security Field Units temporarily closed due to suspected cases
2022-02-12 SWD Senior Social Security Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
2022-02-11 50th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-02-10 SWD staff member tests positive for COVID-19
2022-02-09 SWD staff member tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
2022-02-07 SWD Social Security Assistant tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
2022-02-06 Part-time Fraud Detection Adviser of SWD tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
2022-02-05 49th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-02-04 "Vaccine pass" extended to cover new RCHE and RCHD residents from March 14
2022-02-03 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2022-01-31 SWD disburses relief grants to first batch of eligible applicants for Scheme on Relief Grants for Interest Class Instructors Hired by Organisations Subvented by the Social Welfare Department (Phase 4)
2022-01-30 SWD staff member tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
2022-01-28 Adjustment to social security payment rates
2022-01-28 48th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-01-27 Special service arrangements for child care centres and special child care centres
2022-01-27 Government implements enhanced measures for vaccination of residents of RCHEs and RCHDs
2022-01-26 SWD's statement in response to improvement plans and review report submitted by Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children on Children's Residential Home's incident
2022-01-24 Special arrangements for subsidised welfare services and services of Social Welfare Department
2022-01-21 47th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-01-18 CSSA caseload for December 2021
2022-01-18 Scheme on Relief Grants for Interest Class Instructors Hired by Organisations Subvented by the Social Welfare Department (Phase 4) to open for application from January 20
2022-01-18 SWD launches fourth round of Child Care Centre Special Grant
2022-01-18 SWD invites applications for IT schemes for persons with disabilities
2022-01-17 SWD announces implementation of "vaccine bubble" in RCHEs and RCHDs
2022-01-17 SWD invites applications for Enrolled Nurse Training Programme for welfare sector 2022-23
2022-01-14 Special arrangements for SWD and its subsidised service units in view of epidemic situation
2022-01-14 SWD deploys designated team to child care centre to follow up on suspected child maltreatment incident
2022-01-14 46th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-01-11 Special service arrangements for child care centres and special child care centres
2022-01-07 45th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-01-05 Special arrangements for SWD and its subsidised service units in view of epidemic situation