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Further Updates on Campus Access Control Measures (for staff) – Phase 2 with effect from 30 April 2022 (Circular 70)  30/04/2022

Dear Colleagues,

Further to my email dated 8 April 2022 regarding updated campus access control measures, please be reminded that with effect from 30 April 2022, the University will roll out Phase 2 of the Campus Access Control Measures (details). Under this Phase, staff, students and visitors are required to be vaccinated with at least two doses to access campus unless they fulfil the campus access requirements for medical exemption or recovery from Covid-19 as announced earlier.

Proof of documented positive test for staff recovered from COVID-19
Starting from 30 April 2022, staff members who recovered from COVID-19 but have not received two doses of the vaccine have to submit the most recent documented positive test result for verification via the Vaccination/Testing Registration System (VTRS) (link) in order to enter campus. The list of acceptable proof is as follows:

• Discharge letter issued by any public hospital or isolation facilities
• SMS/electronic record of a completed declaration on Department of Health (DH)'s “Declaration System for individuals tested positive for COVID-19 using Rapid Antigen Test”
• Record of positive nucleic acid test result issued by the Government or recognized laboratories
• Isolation order issued by the DH
• Recovery records/documents issued by the Government or the Hospital Authority

* Please note that photograph showing a positive rapid antigen test result alone cannot serve as a valid recovery record.

Other points to note
• All staff (including temporary / part-time staff) who enter the campus will be required to take rapid antigen test using self-testing kit, and get negative result on the day before they enter the campus until further notice. They are reminded to keep the record by taking the photo of the testing result;
• If you are medically exempted from COVID-19 vaccination with Exemption Certificate issued by a registered doctor (details), you are required to submit the Exemption Certificate with a negative result of Covid-19 test that was carried out within 7 days before campus entry via VTRS;
• You are required to use the LeaveHomeSafe app to show the QR code of either your electronic vaccination record or Exemption Certificate stored in your mobile phone to enter the campus;
• Recovered persons should carry their Recovered Record QR code or proof of documented positive test to enter the campus;
• For full-time staff members who fail to comply with the requirements of Campus Access Control Measures, they are required to apply for annual leave or no-pay leave (subject to approval) to cover their absence, and will not be allowed to work from home. The University reserves the right not to approve the leave application and terminate their contracts of employment. Similarly, no appointment or re-appointment of staff will be proceeded if the candidates or staff concerned do not fulfil the aforementioned requirements; and
• For temporary / part-time staff members who fail to comply with the requirements of Campus Access Control Measures, the University reserves the right to terminate their contracts of employment. Similarly, no appointment or re-appointment of staff will be proceeded if the candidates or staff concerned do not fulfil the aforementioned requirements.

The University will continue to monitor the pandemic situation closely and make any necessary adjustments to the policy as and when required. For updates of vaccination information, please refer to the University’s website at https://www.hkmu.edu.hk/covid-19-info-hub/ .  Stay safe and healthy!


Regards,
Prof. Lui Yu Hon
Vice President (Resources and Development)
Hong Kong Metropolitan University
 


Further Updates on Campus Access Control Measures (for students) – Phase 2 with effect from 30 April 2022 (Circular 69)  29/04/2022
Further Updates on Campus Access Control Measures (Circular 68)  08/04/2022
Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2022 Summer Term (Circular 67)  04/04/2022
Information Centre Resume Normal Counter Service (Circular 66)  04/04/2022
Special Work Arrangements - University Gradually resumption of full operations and services from 4 April (Circular 65)  28/03/2022
Temporary Closure of Information Centre Counter Service (Circular 64)  01/03/2022
Extension of Special Work Arrangements until further notice (Circular 63)  28/02/2022
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 4 March 2022 (Circular 62)  18/02/2022
Further Updates on Campus Access Control Measures and Vaccine Pass (Circular 61)  15/02/2022
Further Updates on Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2022 Spring Term 2022 (Circular 60)  10/02/2022
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 18 February 2022 (Circular 59)  10/02/2022
Further Updates on Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2022 Spring Term (Face-to-face programmes) (Circular 58)  28/01/2022
Further Updates on Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2022 Spring Term for Distance Learning Programmes (Circular 57)  28/01/2022
Special Work Arrangements from 25 January to 6 February 2022 (Circular 56)  24/01/2022
Updates on New Campus Access Control Measures (for students) (Circular 55)  24/01/2022
Updates on Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2022 Spring Term for Distance Learning Programmes (Circular 54)  24/01/2022
Update on New Campus Access Control Measures (for staff) (Circular 53)  24/01/2022
Updates on Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2022 Spring Term (First 4 weeks) (Face-to-face programmes) (Circular 52)  24/01/2022
Announcement on New Campus Access Control Measures (Circular 51)  04/01/2022
Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2022 Spring Term (Circular 50)  30/11/2021
Strict Enforcement of Using LeaveHomeSafe Mobile Application when Entering Campus (Circular 49)  29/11/2021
The Launch of Online Vaccination/Testing Registration System (VTRS) (Circular 48)  01/11/2021
New Campus Access Control Measure under Deliberation (Circular 47)  23/09/2021
Announcement on Update of Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2021 Autumn Term (Circular 46)  10/08/2021
Announcement on Vaccination Leave (Circular 45)  31/05/2021
University's message on vaccination (Circular 44)  27/05/2021
2021/22 Autumn Term Teaching & Learning Arrangements (Circular 43)  17/05/2021
Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2021 Summer Term (Circular 42)  08/04/2021
Full resumption of normal service and work arrangements with effect from 18 February 2021 (Circular 41)  17/02/2021
Updated Learning and Teaching Arrangements for 2021 Spring Term (Circular 40)  10/02/2021
Gradual resumption of normal service and work arrangements (Circular 39)  29/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 29 January 2021 (Circular 38)  21/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 22 January 2021 (Circular 37)  07/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 8 January 2021 (Circular 36)  29/12/2020
Announcement on Learning and teaching arrangements for 2021 Spring Term (Circular 35)  17/12/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 31 December 2020 (Circular 34)  14/12/2020
Confirmed COVID-19 case (Circular 33)  14/12/2020
Potential COVID-19 case (Circular 32)  11/12/2020
Updated learning and teaching arrangements for 2020 Autumn term (Circular 31)  01/12/2020
Special Work Arrangements from 2 to 15 December 2020 (Circular 30)  01/12/2020
Announcement on Flexible Work Arrangements for Staff (Circular 29)  27/11/2020
Resumption of normal operations from Monday, 14 September 2020 (Circular 28)  11/09/2020
Updates on Learning and Teaching Arrangements for Autumn Term, 2020/21 (Circular 27)  10/09/2020
Gradual resumption of normal operations from Monday, 31 August 2020 (Circular 26)  28/08/2020
Announcement on Special Work Arrangements (Circular 25)  21/08/2020
Announcement on a staff COVID-19 case (Circular 24)  21/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 23 August 2020) (Circular 23)  14/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 16 August 2020) ) (Circular 22)  07/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 9 August 2020) (Circular 21)  31/07/2020
Updated Learning and Teaching Arrangements for Autumn Term, 2020/21 (Circular 20)  27/07/2020
Special Work Arrangements till 2 August 2020 (Circular 19)  24/07/2020
Special Work Arrangements till 26 July 2020 (Circular 18)  19/07/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching and learning arrangement (Circular 17)  16/07/2020
Announcement on Flexible Work Arrangements for Staff (Up to 28 July 2020) (Circular 16)  14/07/2020
Resumption of normal business and work arrangements (Circular 15)  17/04/2020
Special Work Arrangements 6-19 April 2020 (Circular 14)  03/04/2020
A new confirmed COVID-19 case  31/03/2020
Confirmed case of COVID-19  28/03/2020
Special Work Arrangements 23 March – 5 April 2020 (Circular 13)  22/03/2020
Declaration of Travel History - Updated arrangement  20/03/2020
Declaration of Travel History  18/03/2020
Latest update on online learning and assessment (Circular 12)  11/03/2020
Resumption of Normal Business and Work Arrangements (Circular 11)  28/02/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching, learning and work arrangements (Circular 10)  21/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 9)  14/02/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching and learning arrangement (Circular 8)  12/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 7)  07/02/2020
Message from OUHK President to students (Chinese version only)  06/02/2020
Message from the Provost (Circular 6)  04/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 5)  01/02/2020
OUHK announces further suspension of face-to-face classes (Circular 4)  31/01/2020
OUHK announces measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Circular 3)  28/01/2020
OUHK announces suspension of face-to-face classes (Circular 2)  25/01/2020
Precautionary measures regarding the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Circular 1)  24/01/2020
Message from OUHK President to students, staff and alumni  17/01/2020
Pneumonia Case Precaution and Security Control  17/01/2020

Announcement on Update of Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2021 Autumn Term (Circular 46)  10/08/2021

Dear Students,

The 2021/22 Autumn term will commence on Monday 20th September 2021 and I would like to give you an update on the University’s teaching and learning arrangements.

As outlined in the previous announcement, it is the University’s intention to resume face-to-face teaching in the 2021 Autumn term. While online learning has proven to be successful over the past year as an alternative teaching arrangement, campus life is an integral part of a university journey and is essential for students to gain a holistic university experience.

As we resume our normal teaching and learning arrangements, the University will continue to monitor the situation and make every effort to ensure the safety of our returning students in the new academic year.

Arrangements for Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory & Practicums and End-of-term Examinations

Lectures will be delivered in face-to-face mode. Recordings of the lectures will be made available online.*

Tutorials will basically be face-to-face but can take other forms such as online or hybrid (i.e. face-to-face and online real-time simultaneously) based on the pedagogical needs of respective courses. Online option in the form of recorded tutorials* or real-time online sessions will only be provided for students who cannot come on campus for legitimate reasons, such as travel restrictions imposed by the Hong Kong/local Government.  Students who cannot come on campus due to legitimate reasons should make a request to the School concerned for arrangement of online tutorial option.  Final arrangements of tutorials will be announced prior to term start.

Laboratory sessions and practicums will be delivered face-to-face. Detailed arrangements will be made by individual Schools and information will be sent to the students concerned separately.

End-of-term Examinations will take the form of on-campus invigilated examinations.  All students are required to come on campus to write the examinations.

Coming to Hong Kong

Non-local students who will be coming to Hong Kong for classes should pay attention to the quarantine requirements imposed by the Hong Kong SAR Government and make travel plans accordingly. There are also useful information put together by our Student Affairs Office (SAO) on this website for easy reference. For students from the Mainland, please note that taking your study in Hong Kong is the usual requirement of the Ministry of Education (MoE) for recognition of academic qualification obtained in Hong Kong.  While the MoE has relaxed this requirement under the pandemic, it is uncertain whether this measure will continue.  Thus, although online options are available, if you cannot come to Hong Kong for classes, you may run the risk of your award not being recognised by the MoE.

Be Safe and Get Vaccinated

For the health and safety of the University community, we strongly encourage all of you to get vaccinated before the start of the new academic year. As an encouragement, the University has launched a lucky draw programme for all full-time and part-time staff and students who have had two doses of COVID-19 vaccination. Details can be found here.  Please note that all staff, students and visitors are required to scan “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code before entering the campus for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed COVID case is found.

We have confidence that by working together, we can overcome challenges under the pandemic. Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to seeing all of you back on-campus soon.

Sincerely,

Reggie Kwan
Provost

* If you plan to apply for CEF reimbursement for face-to-face courses, physical attendance in class is necessary for the University to certify your attendance in support of your CEF application. (Not applicable to distance learning courses)

The University will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make any necessary adjustments as and when required. The latest information will be published by the University on this website.

LiPACE students will receive email notifications from School / Course Instructors separately.

Announcement on Vaccination Leave (Circular 45)  31/05/2021
University’s message on vaccination (Circular 44)  27/05/2021
2021/22 Autumn Term Teaching & Learning Arrangements (Circular 43)  17/05/2021
Teaching and Learning Arrangements for 2021 Summer Term (Circular 42)  08/04/2021
Full resumption of normal service and work arrangements with effect from 18 February 2021 (Circular 41)  17/02/2021
Updated Learning and Teaching Arrangements for 2021 Spring Term (Circular 40)  10/02/2021
Gradual resumption of normal service and work arrangements (Circular 39)  29/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 29 January 2021 (Circular 38)  21/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 22 January 2021 (Circular 37)  07/01/2021
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 8 January 2021 (Circular 36)  29/12/2020
Announcement on Learning and teaching arrangements for 2021 Spring Term (Circular 35)  17/12/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements till 31 December 2020 (Circular 34)  14/12/2020
Confirmed COVID-19 case (Circular 33)  14/12/2020
Potential COVID-19 case (Circular 32)  11/12/2020
Updated learning and teaching arrangements for 2020 Autumn term (Circular 31)  01/12/2020
Special Work Arrangements from 2 to 15 December 2020 (Circular 30)  01/12/2020
Announcement on Flexible Work Arrangements for Staff (Circular 29)  27/11/2020
Resumption of normal operations from Monday, 14 September 2020 (Circular 28)  11/09/2020
Updates on Learning and Teaching Arrangements for Autumn Term, 2020/21 (Circular 27)  10/09/2020
Gradual resumption of normal operations from Monday, 31 August 2020 (Circular 26)  28/08/2020
Announcement on Special Work Arrangements (Circular 25)  21/08/2020
Announcement on a staff COVID-19 case (Circular 24)  21/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 23 August 2020) (Circular 23)  14/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 16 August 2020) ) (Circular 22)  07/08/2020
Extension of Special Work Arrangements (Up to 9 August 2020) (Circular 21)  31/07/2020
Updated Learning and Teaching Arrangements for Autumn Term, 2020/21 (Circular 20)  27/07/2020
Special Work Arrangements till 2 August 2020 (Circular 19)  24/07/2020
Special Work Arrangements till 26 July 2020 (Circular 18)  19/07/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching and learning arrangement (Circular 17)  16/07/2020
Announcement on Flexible Work Arrangements for Staff (Up to 28 July 2020) (Circular 16)  14/07/2020
Resumption of normal business and work arrangements (Circular 15)  17/04/2020
Special Work Arrangements 6-19 April 2020 (Circular 14)  03/04/2020
A new confirmed COVID-19 case  31/03/2020
Confirmed case of COVID-19  28/03/2020
Special Work Arrangements 23 March – 5 April 2020 (Circular 13)  22/03/2020
Declaration of Travel History – Updated arrangement  20/03/2020
Declaration of Travel History  18/03/2020
Latest update on online learning and assessment (Circular 12)  11/03/2020
Resumption of Normal Business and Work Arrangements (Circular 11)  28/02/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching, learning and work arrangements (Circular 10)  21/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 9)  14/02/2020
Message from the Provost on teaching and learning arrangement (Circular 8)  12/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 7)  07/02/2020
Message from OUHK President to students (Chinese version only)  06/02/2020
Message from the Provost (Circular 6)  04/02/2020
Special Work Arrangements on Novel Coronavirus (Circular 5)  01/02/2020
OUHK announces further suspension of face-to-face classes (Circular 4)  31/01/2020
OUHK announces measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Circular 3)  28/01/2020
OUHK announces suspension of face-to-face classes (Circular 2)  25/01/2020
Precautionary measures regarding the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Circular 1)  24/01/2020
Message from OUHK President to students, staff and alumni  17/01/2020
Pneumonia Case Precaution and Security Control  17/01/2020