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20 FDHs found to have violated compulsory testing notice

15 June 2021

By The SUN


20 FDHs failed to comply with the mandatory testing order, 46 more being investigated

Police and staff from various government departments have found 20 foreign domestic helpers who failed to comply with the compulsory testing notice (CTN) issued by the government on May 12. The order was for the second round of compulsory testing for all FDHs from May 15-30.

According to a statement issued by the government, the violators were found during spot checks on 2,268 FDHs at their popular gathering places across Hong Kong on Sunday and Monday, a statutory holiday.

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It was not made clear if the 20 FDHs were fined $5,000 each, which is the summary penalty imposed on those who do not comply with CTNs. The statement merely said the violators were issued with compulsory testing orders which require them to undergo testing within a specified period.

If the order is not complied with, violators will be fined up to $25,000 and imprisoned for up to six months.

In addition, there were 46 FDHs whose testing or vaccination records need to be further verified. The Labour Department said it will follow up on the cases.


Everyone who gets two doses of a coronavirus vaccine at least 14 days before are exempted from a CTN.

The joint inspection was conducted by the police along with staff from the Labour Department, the Home Affairs Department and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

The team visited several FDH haunts including Tamar Park in Admiralty, Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, Central and Lai Chi Kok Park) for two consecutive days, and called on the people there to comply with mask-wearing and the prohibition against public gatherings of more than four persons.


Multi-lingual promotional materials were also distributed among the FDHs in the area.

Failure to comply with the gathering restrictions could result in a $5,000 fixed penalty being imposed on violators.

“The government will continue to conduct publicity to FDHs and remind them to strictly observe the relevant regulations, and to avoid gatherings (including in boarding facilities), food sharing and other social activities on their rest days and stay at home for rest as far as possible to safeguard their personal health,” said the statement.

The statement also called on all FDHs to get vaccinated as soon as possible “to protect their own health and the health of their employers' families and others.”
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