Unjabbed civil servants need to display valid NAT results starting Sept 27

2021-09-15 03:27     Comment:6

Prisca Tang

        The Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP) announced in a statement yesterday that civil servants who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 must display a valid Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) result starting September 27 prior to entering their respective work places.

According to the statement, due to the recent guidelines laid out by the Health Bureau (SSM), the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau decided to implement the measure in which public servants must either display a COVID-19 vaccination record or display an NAT test result that was taken within seven days. The statement pointed out that those unable to show either the inoculation record or the NAT result face disciplinary proceedings for “unexcused absence from work.”

The statement said that the NAT must be taken during non-office hours, adding that those who can show a valid doctor’s note warning them against having a COVID-19 vaccination can have their cost of the NAT test reimbursed.

The statement pointed out that in order to effectively lower the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak in Macau, civil servants should comply with the government’s novel coronavirus prevention and control guidelines. The Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau urged all civil servants to get inoculated.

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  • visitors2021091819:592021-09-18 19:59

    衛生局在9月13日發出「關於工作人員接種新冠病毒疫苗及接受新冠病毒核酸檢測的指引」後 (在抗疫專頁的防疫指引頁面下載),行政公職局在9月14日發出「公務人員接種新型冠狀病毒疫苗」的指引性傳閱公函,媒體不是從該局透過新聞局發佈的新聞稿得知該公函的發出,而是從該局網站得知,因該局網站有「指引性傳閱公函」的頁面。該局當天稍後再發出該公函的補充說明,名為「有關不適合接種新冠病毒疫苗醫生證明的說明」,該補充說明9月15日才上載至該局網站,不過澳門電台及澳門日報等媒體9月14日當晚已取得該補充說明的內容;而且,該局當晚並回覆澳門電台及澳門日報等媒體關於孕婦接種與否及懷孕公務員醫生證明的內容。

  • visitors2021091822:592021-09-18 22:59

    此外,衛生局在9月15日已發出「不適合接種新型冠狀病毒疫苗醫生評估證明書的取得」(在抗疫專頁的防疫指引頁面下載),但當天應變協調中心沒有發出新聞稿,而是在9月16日的疫情記者會上回應傳媒提問時才公佈此事。值得留意的是,根據行政公職局的「有關不適合接種新冠病毒疫苗醫生證明的說明」,公務人員不適合接種的醫生證明不能在科大醫院疫苗接種站取得;但根據衛生局的「不適合接種新型冠狀病毒疫苗醫生評估證明書的取得」,一般工作人員 (一般市民的在職人員) 不適合接種的醫生證明能在所有接種站取得。