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Govt staff to work from home longer

2021-01-19 HKT 12:35
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  • The government announces that staff will be working from home until at least January 27. File photo: RTHK
    The government announces that staff will be working from home until at least January 27. File photo: RTHK
The government has extended work-from-home arrangements for its employees in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

It announced on Tuesday that staff will be working from home until January 27, except for those who provide emergency and essential public services or are involved with anti-epidemic efforts.

Measures will also be stepped up to protect the health of workers still working in the office. From Thursday, if one person is confirmed to have contracted Covid, all staff working on the same floor, and those who have worked with the staff member but on different floors, will be tested for coronavirus.

And they would need to work from home until the results come back negative.

If the testing arrangements relate to those providing public services, it will be made public.

And with the extension of work-from-home arrangements for government employees, employers in the private sector are urged to allow their staff to do the same.