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Arrangements during Bad Weather

Under the situations as listed below:

(a)    Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 (or above) is hoisted; or

(b)    Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 will be issued within two hours as announced by the Hong Kong Observatory; or

(c)    “Extreme conditions” after super typhoons are in force (announced by the Government before the Hong Kong Observatory
        replaces Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 with Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3); or

(d)    Black Rainstorm Signal is in force,

the following arrangements will apply:

 

A.    Face-to-face classes and in-person examinations:

For classes and examinations not yet started

If any of the warnings or announcements is hoisted or in force at or after 6:00 am All classes and examinations commencing before 2:00 pm will be cancelled automatically.
If any of the warnings or announcements is hoisted or in force at or after 11:00 am All classes and examinations commencing at any time from 2:00 pm and before 6:00 pm will be cancelled automatically.
If any of the warnings or announcements is hoisted or in force at or after 3:00 pm All classes and examinations commencing from 6:00 pm onward will be cancelled automatically.

For classes and examinations already started

When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or the No. 8 Signal will be issued within two hours as announced by the Hong Kong Observatory, or “extreme conditions” are in force - All classes and outdoor examinations will be suspended immediately.
- All examinations, except those held outdoors, will continue until the end of that examination session.
When Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted - All classes and examinations, except those held outdoors, will continue.
- For outdoor classes and examinations, the responsible staff members on the spot should suspend the activities immediately, ensure that all students are taken to a safe place, and remain there until it is safe for them to return home.


B.    Online classes and online examinations

Unless otherwise advised by the course coordinator* through the course syllabus and/or HKU Moodle, all online classes and
online examinations will continue as scheduled under all weather conditions (including situations (a) to (d) listed above).

* Approval for exceptional cases is to be sought from the Dean or his/her delegate.



The Examinations Office will re-schedule the postponed examinations to a later date and inform the candidates of the details as
soon as possible.

When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 or below or Red or Amber Rainstorm Signal is in force, it should be assumed that
all classes and examinations will be held as scheduled unless an announcement to the contrary has been made by the University.
 
 

January 2021

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