The Education Bureau announced on Friday that teachers and other school staff will no longer be required to take a rapid antigen test (RAT) for Covid starting from January 30, even though students will have to continue doing so.
Those who test positive for Covid but are asymptomatic will be allowed to go to work – in line with the government’s latest arrangement for all other workers.
"Nonetheless, for teachers and school staff having positive results from self-arranged test, they should inform the schools concerned immediately so that schools can follow up accordingly," the bureau said in a letter to all Hong Kong schools.
It said those testing positive with symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible and avoid going to work.
The government earlier announced that school children will have to keep taking the daily tests until the end of February.