October 18, 2022
The DAB welcomed the government’s further relaxation of epidemic prevention measures which were announced in the statement released this evening that the restriction on prohibited gathering would be relaxed from Oct 20 from 4 to 12 people.
DAB LegCo member Mr. Edward Leung received many inquiries from citizens, especially those children and elderly without smartphones, about the arrangement of the "Testing Registration Code". He agreed that allowing persons to undergo voluntary testing help implement targeted anti-epidemic strategies, but the government should allow the family member to register in his/her own smartphone the Testing Registration Code of the children and the elderly along with by reference to the arrangement of "Parent-Child Electronic Vaccination Record ". He also requested the government to issue reminder to citizens who live in specified buildings listed under compulsory testing notice and have registered with the Testing Registration Code in the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app to prevent them from infringing the law or fined due to lack of notice.
The DAB also recommended the government to reopen barbecue and camping sites in country parks for public in due time as these outdoor places were well ventilated and risk was small. In addition, markets and supermarkets should also be exempted from scanning Vaccine Pass as the risk of infection in these premises was not higher than that in public transport where Vaccine Pass is not required.
DAB Health Services Spokesperson and LegCo member Edward Leung (9665 0660)