The outbreak of COVID-19 eased. Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on May 5th that classes will resume in stages starting from May 27.
Secondary 3 to 5 will first resume classes on May 27. Children in Primary 4, 5 and 6, and Secondary1 and 2 will resume classes on June 8. Kindergarten classes (K3) to Primary 3 will resume classes on June 15.
The remaining kindergarten students, K1 and K2, will not resume classes this school year.
Affected by the epidemic, all schools in Hong Kong have been closed for more than 3 months.
Director of Education Yeung Yun-hung said a series of special anti-epidemic measures would be implemented when classes resumed, such as requiring everyone to wear masks on campus.
Yeung Yun-hung emphasized that students need to take their body temperature before returning to school, and those who are unwell should not attend class.
Besides, the school needs to prepare a place that can be separated from other teachers and students. Students with fever and related symptoms can rest and wait for their parents to take them back and arrange for medical treatment.
Schools should also adjust classroom seats, teaching modes, etc. to keep students at an appropriate social distance.
Yeung pointed out that the school will only have half a day of classes to prevent students from taking off their masks and eating together without sufficient social distance.
He stressed that the Education Bureau would issue detailed guidelines to schools in the coming week, setting out all protective measures that schools must comply with.