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The information provided by the Department of Health, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("the Government") on this website is for reference only. Whilst the Government endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the general information on this website, no statement, representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, is given by the Government as to its accuracy or appropriateness for use in any particular circumstances.

This website also contains information contributed by other parties over whom, and in respect of which, the Government may have no influence. Users may link from this website to sites and obtain information provided by other parties. The Government expressly states that it has not approved or endorsed the information provided by other parties on this website or any other sites linked to this website and the Government accepts no responsibility or liability (howsoever caused) for such information.

The Government is not responsible for any loss or damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with any information including data or programmes on this website. The Government reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit all information on this website at any time in its absolute discretion without giving any reason or prior notice. Users are responsible for making their own assessment of all information on this website and are advised to verify such information by making reference, for example, to original publications and obtaining independent advice before acting upon it.

Copyright Notice

The information available within this website may be re-disseminated or reproduced, provided that the Department of Health, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("the Government"), as the source of information, is acknowledged and that the re-dissemination or reproduction is for non-commercial use.

Any other reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available of the information available within this website for commercial use is strictly prohibited unless prior written authorization is obtained from the Government.

The Government shall not accept any responsibilities for any loss or damage arising from the information, or reproduction or re-dissemination of the information, within this website.

Please note that this permission only applies to Government copyright materials. Where third party copyright is involved, permission to reproduce or otherwise use such materials must be obtained from the copyright owners concerned.

Accessibility Statement

This website adopts web accessibility design and conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard. Should you have any enquiries or comments on its accessibility, please contact us by email.

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System Requirements

Browsers and Operating Systems

The HTML 5 standard has been applied to the webpages on this website, and users can access them with any browser that complies with the standard. But exactly how a webpage is displayed differs between browsers, computers and operating systems.

Cookies and JavaScript

For the best viewing experience, we suggest that you enable JavaScript and allow cookies on your browser. If you disable JavaScript and cookies, you may not be able to use some of the special features in this website such as the text size buttons and personalised colours. Moreover, your preference for text size and colours will remain on your computer for 60 days.

Software for Opening Documents

This website links to documents and files in a number of formats.

You can download free software for opening these files from the following websites:

Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS)

The Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS) contains Chinese characters that are specific to the Hong Kong environment and are used by the public and the Government in electronic communications. By using the HKSCS, the public and the Government share a common set of characters to make electronic communications more effective and accurate.

To view and input Chinese characters in HKSCS, you may need to install additional software. Please visit the following website for detailed information.

Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set