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2022-08-12 76th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2022-08-05 75th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2022-07-29 74th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2022-07-26 73rd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2022-07-21 New visiting and staff testing arrangements for residential care homes
2022-07-20 72nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2022-07-01 70th and 71st rounds of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
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
2022-05-06 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
2022-04-27 60th and 61st rounds of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2022-04-14 59th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-04-08 58th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-04-01 57th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-03-25 56th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-03-18 55th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-03-11 54th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-03-04 53rd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-02-25 52nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-02-18 51st round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-02-17 SWD strives to support RCHEs and RCHDs in fighting against pandemic
2022-02-15 SWD provides COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to RCHE and RCHD staff members
2022-02-11 50th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
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
2022-01-28 48th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-01-27 Government implements enhanced measures for vaccination of residents of RCHEs and RCHDs
2022-01-21 47th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-01-17 SWD announces implementation of "vaccine bubble" in RCHEs and RCHDs
2022-01-14 46th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2022-01-07 45th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-12-31 44th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-12-24 43rd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-12-17 42nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-12-10 41st round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-12-03 40th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-11-26 39th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-11-19 38th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-11-12 37th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-11-05 36th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-10-29 35th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-10-22 34th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-10-13 33rd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-10-08 32nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-09-30 31st round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-09-24 30th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-09-17 29th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-09-10 28th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-09-03 27th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-08-27 26th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-08-20 25th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-08-13 24th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-08-06 23rd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-07-30 22nd round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-07-22 21st round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-07-09 20th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-06-30 19th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-06-22 18th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-06-18 SWD announces latest arrangements in relation to compulsory testing for staff members of RCHs, one-off special allowance for staff members of RCHs receiving COVID-19 vaccinations and latest visiting arrangements for RCHs
2021-06-08 17th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-05-25 16th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-05-11 15th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-05-03 Amended compulsory testing notice issued for 14th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2021-04-30 SWD announces restricted visiting arrangement for RCHEs and RCHDs
2021-04-27 14th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-04-13 13th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-04-13 Outreach Vaccination Arrangement for RCHs under COVID-19 Vaccination Programme starts
2021-03-30 12th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-03-18 11th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-03-09 10th round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-02-26 Ninth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-02-19 Eighth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-02-17 Amended compulsory testing notice issued for seventh round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes
2021-02-04 Seventh round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-01-26 Sixth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-01-14 Fifth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2021-01-06 Fourth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2020-12-24 Third round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2020-12-12 Second round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
2020-12-04 Residential care home staff may choose to undergo tests at mobile specimen collection stations
2020-12-01 Staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes required to undergo compulsory testing
2019-04-09 DSW visits residential care homes for elderly and persons with disabilities
2017-06-20 SWD Working Group commences review of ordinances and codes of practice for residential care homes
2016-12-07 SWD decides to refuse Certificate of Exemption renewal application of private residential care home for persons with disabilities in Western district
2016-11-07 SWD decides to revoke Certificate of Exemption of Bridge of Rehabilitation Company
2016-10-20 SWD intends to revoke Certificate of Exemption of private residential care home for persons with disabilities in Kwai Chung
2016-10-17 SWD's response to enquiries relating to private residential care home for persons with disabilities
2015-06-16 SWD refuses licence renewal application of private elderly home in Tai Po
2015-06-05 SWD receives written representations on licence renewal from private elderly home in Tai Po
2015-05-29 SWD's position on licence renewal of private elderly home in Tai Po