The Electrical & Mechanical Services Department today announced it will arrange free and voluntary COVID-19 testing for lift and escalator trade practitioners from August 26.

 

The department will give out self-sampling kits via registered lift and escalator contractors to their employees.

 

These registered lift and escalator engineers and workers as well as general workers and apprentices should take deep throat saliva samples by themselves and return the samples to the testing agency via their employers.

 

Registered lift and escalator engineers or workers who are not employed by registered contractors can take their valid registration cards to the department’s headquarters from August 27 for registration and self-sampling kit collection.

 

Practitioners who take part in the scheme should register online at www.tgptest.gov.hk. The website will commence service on August 26.

 

The testing agency will not obtain the participants’ personal data. Cases with positive results will be relayed to the Centre for Health Protection for follow-up.

 

The department strongly appealed to practitioners to take part in the testing scheme, continue to comply with the government regulation to wear masks and maintain personal and environmental hygiene.

 

Call the department hotline at 2808 3121 or the testing agency at 2114 2281 for enquiries.