Leong Mun Wai

Complaints received regarding Vaccination-differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) in schools, JCs and Polytechnics in the past six months

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This was a written Parliamentary Question by Mr Leong Mun Wai on 4th April 2022 and the Response from Minister

Mr Leong Mun Wai asked the Minister for Education in the past six months, how many complaints have been received regarding Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) measures in primary schools, secondary schools, JCs and polytechnics respectively.

Mr Chan Chun Sing (Minister of Education) : Access to education is the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) priority. COVID-19 vaccination is not a requirement for physical attendance in our schools, nor for participation in core school activities.

However, MOE also has to put in place appropriate public health measures as part of our management of the COVID-19 pandemic. For higher-risk activities, we would generally be in alignment with the prevailing national posture. For example, this includes participation in larger team sports where up to 30 fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to play together.

There has been only a small number of feedback and queries on the enhanced requirement for higher-risk activities. MOE has responded and explained to students and their parents that this is in line with the prevailing national posture to safeguard the health of unvaccinated individuals due to their higher risk of infection.

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