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- COVID-19 Testing for Residential Care Homes for the Elderly / Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities / Nursing Homes

COVID-19 Testing for Residential Care Homes for the Elderly / Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities / Nursing Homes

To safeguard the health of residents and staff of residential care homes, it is crucial to identify asymptomatic COVID‑19 patients as early as possible to achieve the objective of “early identification, early isolation and early treatment”. The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has conducted COVID‑19 testing services for staff of residential care homes for the elderly, residential care homes for persons with disabilities and nursing homes since July 2020. 
 
   
The list of residential care homes participating in the latest round of testing arranged by SWD with participation rate of 70% or above (Note 1 and Note 2) is as follows : 
   
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Note 1 : Tests arranged by residential care homes or staff on their own (if any) are not included.
 
Note 2 : The participation rate is calculated based on the total number of staff on duty and the number of staff who have returned specimens on the “designated date for specimen collection” (including day time, night time and overnight periods) during the latest round of testing.
   
  (* The above document will be updated from time to time.)