Is HK Still in a State Of Emergency Due To Covid?

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Health should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Allyson van de Pol

Dear Department of Health,

Is HK Still in a State Of Emergency Due To Covid?

Yours faithfully,

Allyson van de Pol

Department of Health

Dear Allyson van de Pol,

Referring to your preceding email , please be advised that the requested
information is under the purview of the Food and Health Bureau ("FHB").  
Subject to your consent of providing the preceding email to FHB, we will
refer your case to FHB accordingly.  Grateful if you would reply to me by
12.7.2021.  

If you have any enquiry, please contact me at 3107 2575.  Thank you.

Regards,
Francis CHING
CO(Per)5
for Department of Health

Disclaimer : This e-mail message (together with any attachments) is for
the designated recipient only.  It may contain information that is
privileged for the designated recipient.  If you are not the intended
recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, retention, disclosure,
copying, printing, forwarding or dissemination of the message is strictly
prohibited.  If you have received the message in error, please erase all
copies of the message (including attachments) from you system and notify
the sender immediately.

From:        Allyson van de Pol <[FOI #694 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Department of Health <[Department of Health request email]>
Date:        06/07/2021 09:35
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Is HK Still in a State Of
Emergency Due To Covid?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Department of Health,

Is HK Still in a State Of Emergency Due To Covid?

Yours faithfully,

Allyson van de Pol

-------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #694 email]

Is [Department of Health request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests
to Department of Health? If so, please contact us using this form:
[1]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[2]https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

References

Visible links
1. https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...
2. https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers

Allyson van de Pol

Dear Department of Health,

No problem, please on to the Food & Health Bureau.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Allyson van de Pol

Department of Health

Dear Allyson van de Pol,
Thank you for giving consent for referring your case to the Food and
Health Bureau ("FHB").  We have already referred your case accordingly.
 The contact point of the Access to Information Officer of FHB is appended
below for your reference.

+----------------------------------------------+
| Telephone No: | (852) 3509 8765 |
|----------------+-----------------------------|
| Fax No: | (852) 2541 3352 |
|----------------+-----------------------------|
| Email Address: | [email address] |
|----------------+-----------------------------|
| Address: | Administration Unit |
| | Food and Health Bureau |
| | 18/F, East Wing, |
| | Central Government Offices, |
| | 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, |
| | Hong Kong |
+----------------------------------------------+

If you have any enquiry, please contact me at 3107 2575.  Thank you.

Regards,
Francis CHING
Department of Health
Tel: 3107 2575

Allyson van de Pol

Dear Mr Ching

Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully,

Allyson van de Pol

Department of Health

Dear Sir/Madam,
 
I refer to your request for information made under the Code on Access to
Information (the “Code”) dated 6 July 2021 to the Department of Health.
 With your consent, the request has been referred to this Bureau for a
reply.  I am authorised to reply as follows.
 
In response to the development of the COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong
Kong, the Chief Executive raised the response level under the
"Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public
Health Significance" to Emergency Response Level starting from 25 January
2020.  Until now there has been no change to this response level.
 
You may get access to the latest information through the Government’s
COVID-19 thematic website
([1]https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index...).  Please contact us by
e-mail at [email address] if you have any enquiry.
 
 
(Miss Manny CHOI)
for Secretary for Food and Health

From:        Allyson van de Pol
<[2][FOI #694 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Department of Health <[3][Department of Health request email]>
Date:        06/07/2021 09:35
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Is HK Still in a State Of
Emergency Due To Covid?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Department of Health,

Is HK Still in a State Of Emergency Due To Covid?

Yours faithfully,

Allyson van de Pol

-------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[4][FOI #694 email]

Is [5][Department of Health request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Department of Health? If so, please contact us using this
form:
[6]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[7]https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

show quoted sections

Allyson van de Pol

Dear Miss Choi

Many thanks for your reply.

May I ask the following:

What criteria need to be fulfilled to enable the emergency response level to be enacted.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Allyson van de Pol

Department of Health

Dear Allyson van de Pol,
 
I believe that I am not the correct email recipient as your quoted email
is from Miss Manny CHOI of Food and Health Bureau.
You may wish to contact [email address] for supplementary information.
 Thank you.
Regards,
Ms Sophy KWOK
EO(Per)3
Department of Health
Tel: 3107 2593

show quoted sections

Allyson van de Pol

Dear Ms Kwok,

I originally sent my question to the Dept of Health , it was then sent to the food and health bureau and now it seems it's back to the dept of health. I just need somebody to naswer my question. Can my question be sent on to the relevant person/ dept?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Allyson van de Pol

Department of Health

Dear Sir/Madam,

According to the “Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious
Disease of Public Health
Significance”([1]https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/govt_pr...),
there are three response levels – Alert, Serious and Emergency.  These
three response levels are based on risk assessment of the novel infectious
disease that may affect Hong Kong and its health impact on the community.
 Emergency Response Level corresponds to a situation where the risk of
health impact caused by the novel infection on local population in Hong
Kong is high and imminent. Generally, it depicts a high risk of serious
human infections caused by the novel infectious agent in Hong Kong, and
serious infections may be widespread.  It generally applies to situation
when there is evidence or imminent risk of sustained community level
outbreaks.

You may refer to the press release dated 26 January 2020 about the
activation of Emergency Response Level in relation to novel coronavirus
infection
([2]https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/2020...).

(Herman LAW)              
for Director of Health

-Original Message-

Dear Miss Choi

Many thanks for your reply.

May I ask the following:

What criteria need to be fulfilled to enable the emergency response level
to be enacted.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Allyson van de Pol

show quoted sections