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Useful Resources Corner on Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

From HKSAR Government:

1. Health Advice on Prevention of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent in Workplace


2. Protection under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance for employees contracting the Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent in the course of work


3. Government appeals to employers to make arrangements to reduce risk of spread of novel coronavirus in community


From Legal Firms:

1. Hong Kong: Employer obligations and precautions to take during the Coronavirus outbreak (from BakerMckenzie)


2. Novel coronavirus: How the construction industry can manage the impact of the outbreak on projects (from Deacons)

3.  Novel coronavirus: How the Government’s latest quarantine arrangements affect the workplace, and how employers should be managing this difficult situation (from Deacons)

4. Novel Coronavirus Outbreak related Articles (from DLA Piper)


5. Novel Coronavirus and Employer Obligations (from Mayer Brown)



1. HR Policies research report under the new Coronavirus Outbreak in China (from Deloitte)

2. HR Compliance in China during the Coronavirus Outbreak: FAQs (from Dezan Shira & Associates)

3. Coronavirus: Protect your staff and your business (from KPMG)


About Us

The Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM) is the most representative human resource management professional body in Hong Kong. Established in 1977, the Institute has close to 5,300 members, with 600 of whom being corporate members.


  • To be the leading professional human resource management and advisory institute


  • To develop, maintain and enhance professional human resource management standards through our members and partners

  • To increase the value and influence of the human resource management profession


  • Uphold the ethics and integrity of the HR profession

  • Share an independent and balanced view on people issues

  • Advance HR professionalism through sharing foresight and best practices