The Government announced on 21st December 2021 that to further extend the special work arrangement for the public services. Aside from those providing emergency and essential public services, all government employees will continue to work from home until January 6 next year.
The decision was made because the local COVID-19 epidemic situation remains severe. The measures aim to significantly reduce people flow and social contact. And expect to stop the virus further spreading in the community.
The Government will closely monitor the epidemic situation and review the arrangement before 6th January.
Noting that the reduction in public services may cause inconvenience. The Government appealed for public understanding. In addition, the Government encourages people to use alternative means. For instance, online channels, drop-in boxes or the post to receive the services they need.
In fact, the Government also urged employers to allow their staff to work from home as far as possible according to operational needs.
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