Starting January 10, 2022, unvaccinated teaching staff at the Chinese University of Hong Kong will have to go on leave until they are vaccinated.
Those who have yet to receive vaccination by the time their contract expire will not get to see their contract renewed, according to a letter sent by vice-president Eric Ng Shu-pui to all department and faculty heads.
Until receiving their vaccination, the teaching staff must take annual leave or no-pay leave.
Yet, Ng didn't say in the letter whether those with medical proof signed by a doctor can be exempted from the measure. It also didn't say whether unvaccinated students can take online classes at home instead and how their attendance might be recorded.
Ng said those who fail to provide vaccination records, or negative Covid
test results, will see their access card CU Link deactivated as the new school term begins on January 10, 2022, meaning they will be denied entry to the campus and certain facilities.