Since the announcement made by the government regarding the buildings enlisted in the compulsory testing list within the Central & Western District, the Shek Tong Tsui Community Testing Centre was flooded this morning. Sam Yip decided to pay it a visit and seek room for improvement.
The testing centre was not as chaotic as we expected, though there was room for improvement. Sam thinks that queue lines and instruction signs can be added to clear up confusions for the visitors. Also, the recent gym cluster might involve a lot of expats, hence English instruction signs are also necessary. He then went to the shops on the ground floor of Yip Cheong building to remind the staff to take the compulsory testing so they will not be fined.
Regarding the testing procedure, for elderlies and children who are under the age of 6, family members can bring along the notice issued by the Home Affair Department to the testing centre and inquire the HAD staff. Saliva sample collection kits (for adults) and faeces sample collection kits (for children under the age of 6) will be provided upon request.
For the convenience of the staff at the testing centre and to speed up the queue time, visitors should provide the compulsory testing notice issued by the HAD.
Although Sam Yip has reservations on the effectiveness of only controlling the spread of the outbreak through testing, in order to prevent citizens from having to pay fines due to the unscientific regulations enacted by the Government, he immediately requested the Home Affairs Department to consider setting up other temporary test centres in other areas to divert queue, prevent gatherings so as to reduce chances of cross infection.