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Free Covid-19 tests for FDHs on again in April

30 March 2021

By The SUN 

The free test on wheels will now be given at four locations on Apr 4,5,11,18 and 25

Mobile stations offering free coronavirus tests will return to popular gathering places of foreign domestic helpers on all Sundays of April, plus the statutory holiday on Apr 5, to give workers free Covid-19 testing, the Labour Department said.
A statement issued on the government website said the deployment of the mobile stations, which are similar to those set up in March at popular FDH gathering places, is meant to encourage workers to get tested to safeguard their health.


The announcement said the mobile specimen collection stations will open from 10am to 5pm on April 4, 5 (day after the Ching Ming Festival), 11, 18 and 25.

From the previous three, four mobile stations will now be set up at the following locations: the Chater Road precinct in Central, near the bus stop; Hing Fat street entrance of Victoria Park in Causeway Bay; Lai Chi Kok Park entrance near exit D of Mei Foo MTR station; and the Tsuen Wan Park entrance near Exit D of MTR Tsuen Wan West Station.

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The government statement appealed to employment agencies and employers to encourage FDHs to receive the free testing service at the mobile stations, where no prior appointment is required. 

FDHs need only to bring their HKIDs or passports; no appointment needed

To avail themselves of the free testing, the FDHs just need to bring along their Hong Kong identity cards or passports and register their personal information on the spot at the government website, choosing the the category “Non-Government Staff - Foreign domestic helpers,” to receive an SMS notification of the test result.


The FDHs will be given the barcode number of the specimen bottle they collect after registration for reference. If necessary, duty officers can assist FDHs in registration.    

The specimen collection is done through a combined nasal and throat swabs, and the samples collected are delivered straight to a specimens to the laboratory for testing. 


Everyone who tests negative for Covid-19 will get their test result via SMS while positive cases will be referred to the Centre for Health Protection for follow-up. The individual concerned will be contacted for treatment arrangements.      

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Enquiries can be made through the dedicated FDH hotline at 2157 9537 (manned by 1823) or by email


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