What happens if a domestic helper tests positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong?
According to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and is experiencing symptoms, is recommended to:
- Stay at home resting, abstain from going out, and avoid being in contact with other people.
- Seek medical advice as soon as possible if obvious symptoms are developed or a deterioration of conditions occurs.
According to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, but is not experiencing any symptoms, is able to go out and/or go to work. They are recommended to:
- Wear a surgical mask (KF94, KN95, or N95) during the first five days after testing positive.
- Avoid contact with high-risk individuals (for example elderly family members).
- Avoid close contact with others without wearing a mask (for example by having meals at the same table).
- Avoid crowded places and abstain from attending mass gatherings.
- Clean and disinfect common household areas every day, and keep the windows open as often as possible.
In addition to this, both the employer and the domestic helper are recommended to:
- Contact their employment agency. The agency will be able to provide guidance and support. At the Fair Employment Agency, our Client Care team is available every day. Contact us if you have any questions.
- Seek guidance from the Labour Department and/or employment agency when unsure about sick-leave entitlements and sickness allowance payment.
Last updated on July 3rd, 2023