1. Why are these measures introduced?
  2. Am I required to produce a medical certificate if I have a condition meaning I am unable to get vaccinated?
  3. Can I provide the COVID-19 test results by using the self-testing kits available at a pharmacy?
  4. If I have taken only the first dose of vaccination before 11 October, do I need to do self-testing once every 14 days before taking the second dose?
  5. Does the University recognise vaccines administered outside Hong Kong? Do I still need to undergo regular testing?
  6. What would happen if I decide to get vaccinated but suffer serious side effects? If any adverse reaction occurs after vaccination, what is the University's advice?
  7. How can I report my vaccination record or submit test result?

Students

  1. I am not vaccinated and do not want to do any testing but want to attend classes. Can I take online classes instead?
  2. What are the consequences if I do not want to be vaccinated or do regular self-tests?
  3. I am a non-local student who will come to Hong Kong on or about 11 October and finish my quarantine after 18 October. Is it acceptable if I take the vaccination after 18 October?
  4. I will not enter campus during long holiday/semester break. Can the regular tests be exempted during this period?
  5. I am a Postgraduate student who is not affiliated to any College. Where can I get self-testing kits at affordable rates?
  6. I am a student who did not apply for hostel accommodation before the University announced the new vaccination measures for all students. Can I re-apply for hostel accommodation now?
  7. I am a part-time student who only enters campus once a week. Do I have to fill in the vaccination declaration form?
  8. How much is the testing kit offered by the Colleges?
  9. The HKSAR Government has recommended teenagers aged 12 to 17 years to receive one dose of Comirnaty vaccine, instead of two doses. If I am a student aged 17 or below, under the new measure, do I need to take one dose or two doses? And do I need to do regular self-testing once every two weeks if I have only taken one dose?

Staff

  1. I am a Terms C staff without a computer account. How do I complete the online vaccination/testing report form?
  2. I am a staff member working outside CUHK's main campus. Do I have to fill in the vaccination declaration form?
  3. I am a part-time staff member working on CUHK's main campus. Do I have to fill in the vaccination declaration form?
  4. I am employed by a contractor to work on CUHK campus. Do I have to fill in the vaccination declaration form before entering campus?
  5. I will not take vaccination and will do the regular self-testing. Can I apply for time release when doing the regular self-testing?

  1. Why are these measures introduced?

    The University has a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of all members of our community. With the pandemic showing no sign of easing globally, we cannot take Hong Kong's continued stability for granted, and ongoing vigilance is required to guard against the risks of further outbreaks. Alongside other public health measures, vaccination is a fundamental ingredient in the battle against the pandemic.


  2. Am I required to produce a medical certificate if I have a condition meaning I am unable to get vaccinated?

    Yes, please upload an image of the medical certificate issued by a registered doctor / hospital when you submit your online vaccination/testing report form.


  3. Can I provide the COVID-19 test results by using the self-testing kits available at a pharmacy?

    Yes. The University accepts results from government recognised PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 as well as commercially available COVID-19 rapid test kits.


  4. If I have taken only the first dose of vaccination before 11 October, do I need to do self-testing once every 14 days before taking the second dose?

    You will need to provide the appointment date of your second dose as well as conduct self-testing once every 14 days before your second dose is administered. Self-testing is additionally required on the 14th day after the second dose of your vaccine. No further self-testing will be required but you will need to retain your vaccination record as proof of your full vaccination.


  5. Does the University recognise vaccines administered outside Hong Kong? Do I still need to undergo regular testing?

    The University recognises all official vaccination records issued by the home countries or regions of the staff or students concerned.


  6. What would happen if I decide to get vaccinated but suffer serious side effects? If any adverse reaction occurs after vaccination, what is the University's advice?

    If you experience any serious side effects, you should go to hospital immediately. Healthcare professionals will offer advice, manage your condition and assess any further reporting to the Department of Health (DH).

    For financial support, the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council has approved the establishment of an Indemnity Fund for Adverse Events Following Immunization with Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Vaccines (AEFI Fund). The Fund is designed to provide financial support to eligible individuals who can prove suffering unexpected serious adverse events (SAEs) associated with COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, please visit: https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/AEFI_Fund


  7. How can I report my vaccination record or submit test result?

    You can complete the online form on the COVID-19 Vaccination/Regular Testing Report System (VTR) at https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13638334.


Students

  1. I am not vaccinated and do not want to do any testing but want to attend classes. Can I take online classes instead?

    As part of our return to face-to-face teaching in Term 1, the University has previously announced that online classes will only be arranged for students who are currently outside Hong Kong and who cannot come back in time for face-to-face classes. The University will not make any special arrangements for online classes to accommodate students who do not get vaccinated and refuse testing. From Term 2 2021-22 students who continue to refuse vaccination and do not get tested will be denied access to campus and will only be able to register for a very small number of available online courses.


  2. What are the consequences if I do not want to be vaccinated or do regular self-tests?

    All students must receive two vaccine doses and submit an online vaccination/testing report form. If you are unable to get vaccinated due to medical or other valid reasons, fortnightly self-testing will be required. Students who fail to submit online vaccination/testing report forms will be contacted by College Heads/Postgraduate Hall Heads/Heads of Department. Hostel residents who refuse to get vaccinated and do not conduct fortnightly self-testing will no longer be entitled to remain in residence. Commencing in Term 2 2021-2022 students who continue to refuse vaccination and do not conduct fortnightly self-testing will be unable to access to campus.


  3. I am a non-local student who will come to Hong Kong on or about 11 October and finish my quarantine after 18 October. Is it acceptable if I take the vaccination after 18 October?

    It is acceptable to get vaccinated after 18 October if a non-local student arrives in Hong Kong after 11 October. You should provide official documents showing your arrival date and conduct self-testing once every 2 weeks prior to receiving the vaccination. For further enquiries, new non-local students are asked to contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid; other Undergraduate Students please contact the Office of Student Affairs; Postgraduate Students please contact the Graduate School Office.


  4. I will not enter campus during long holiday/semester break. Can the regular tests be exempted during this period?

    Unvaccinated students returning to campus or hostels after an absence of more than 14 days will need to fill in the online vaccination/testing report form before returning to campus.


  5. I am a Postgraduate student who is not affiliated to any College. Where can I get self-testing kits at affordable rates?

    Full-time postgraduate students and residential postgraduate students who are unable to get vaccinated due to medical reasons can approach the Graduate School Office and the Postgraduate Halls respectively for information and test kits.


  6. I am a student who did not apply for hostel accommodation before the University announced the new vaccination measures for all students. Can I re-apply for hostel accommodation now?

    Undergraduate students are asked to contact your College offices for information. For postgraduate students, please contact the Postgraduate Hall offices.


  7. I am a part-time student who only enters campus once a week. Do I have to fill in the vaccination declaration form?

    Yes, you must be vaccinated and submit an online vaccination/testing report form. If you are unable to receive vaccination for medical or other reasons, regular self-testing once every two weeks will be required.


  8. How much is the testing kit offered by the Colleges?

    Please contact your College office for information. For full-time Postgraduate students not residing in Postgraduate Halls, please contact Graduate School Office. The discounted price of the current batch of testing kits is HK$60 each. However, the price of the next batch might change according to the selling price of suppliers.


  9. The HKSAR Government has recommended teenagers aged 12 to 17 years to receive one dose of Comirnaty vaccine, instead of two doses. If I am a student aged 17 or below, under the new measure, do I need to take one dose or two doses? And do I need to do regular self-testing once every two weeks if I have only taken one dose?

    The University will follow the government's recommendation and if you are aged 17 or below, you only need to take 1 dose of Comirnaty vaccine, and no regular self-testing is required.


Staff

  1. I am a Terms C staff without a computer account. How do I complete the online vaccination/testing report form?

    Please seek help from your supervisor for using the printed form. You should fill in the information and submit the form to your supervisor.


  2. I am a staff member working outside CUHK's main campus. Do I have to fill in the vaccination declaration form?

    Yes, you must be vaccinated and submit the online vaccination/testing report form. If you are unable to receive vaccination for medical or other reasons, regular self-testing once every two weeks will be required.


  3. I am a part-time staff member working on CUHK's main campus. Do I have to fill in the vaccination declaration form?

    Yes, you must be vaccinated and fill in the online vaccination/testing report form. If you are unable to receive vaccination for medical or other reasons, regular self-testing once every two weeks will be required.


  4. I am employed by a contractor to work on CUHK campus. Do I have to fill in the vaccination declaration form before entering campus?

    Contractors and their employees are governed by their company policies. The University is working closely with its contractors to ensure stringent infection control measures are carried out to protect the CUHK community.


  5. I will not take vaccination and will do the regular self-testing. Can I apply for time release when doing the regular self-testing?

    You should conduct the regular self-testing outside office hours. Please apply for leave during your absence from office for self-testing.




Last updated: 25 October 2021