HAD Ramps Up Checks After Rollout of Vaccine Pass' 3rd Stage

HAD Ramps Up Checks in Premises After Rollout of Third Stage of Vaccine Pass

The Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) under the Home Affairs Department (HAD) ramped up inspections at OLA-licensed premises during the long holidays, from June 3-5, to ensure patrons entering catering and relevant scheduled premises fulfill the requirements under the Vaccine Pass' third stage.

The third stage of the Vaccine Pass took effect on May 31. For ordinary persons, it required that they must have received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or be within six months after having received the second dose of vaccine. Recovered persons, meanwhile, must have received three or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine; be within six months after recovery; be within six months after having received the first dose of vaccine after recovery; or be aged 12 to 17 and have received one dose of Comirnaty vaccine.

Inbound travellers, on the other hand, must have arrived in Hong Kong within six months and possess the Provision Vaccine Pass, whereas persons verified unsuitable to receive vaccination by medical practitioners must have a COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Exemption Certificate.

As per a government press release yesterday, the OLA inspected 104 clubhouses, two hotels, and 25 amusement game centres. None of the premises were found to have violated the anti-epidemic requirements.

Nevertheless, the HAD reminded persons-in-charge of the premises to strictly comply with the requirements, which include ensuring customers and patrons observe the respective regulations and restrictions, such as vaccination, face mask wearing, and group gathering.

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