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Arrangements during Adverse Weather Conditions

The following tables set out the arrangements for classes and examinations during adverse weather conditions:

(a) Typhoons / "Extreme Condition"

Typhoon Signal / “Extreme Condition” Announcement

Action to be Taken by the Institute

No. 1

To operate as normal

No. 3

To operate as normal

Pre-No.8 Special Announce-ment[1]/

Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above / “Extreme Condition” Announce-ment[2]

  1. In force or issued

at 6:15 a.m. or before 11:00 a.m.

Morning Session (classes and examinations scheduled before 1:30 p.m.) TO CLOSE.

  1. In force or issued

at 11:00 a.m. or before 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session (classes and examinations scheduled between 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) TO CLOSE.

  1. In force or issued

at 4:00 p.m. or thereafter

Evening Session (classes and examinations that start at or after 6:30 p.m.) TO CLOSE.

  1. Issued when classes or examinations are in session

All classes and examinations will be immediately SUSPENDED for the session.

e. Issued before start     

    of examinations

Examinations to be held in that particular session should be POSTPONED.

Lowering to No. 3 or below or lowering all signals or cancellation of “Extreme Condition”, at any time

All classes and examinations to RESUME with the next session unless road or other conditions remain adverse.

 


[1] Where possible, the Hong Kong Observatory will issue an early alert (i.e. a “Pre-No.8 Special Announcement”) within two hours of the hoisting of the Typhoon Signal No.8 (T8).  When a Pre-No.8 Special Announcement is issued, all classes / activities of campuses / centres (including examinations*) will immediately be suspended. 

[2] If situation warrants, the Government may issue an “Extreme Condition” announcement before T8 is replaced with No. 3.  The “Extreme Condition”, if issued, normally covers the two-hour period after cancellation of T8, and may be extended or cancelled by the end of the two-hour period.

 

(b) Rainstorm

Rainstorm Warning Signal

Action to be Taken by the Institute

Amber & Red Warning

Classes and examinations to operate as normal. 

Black

  1. In force or issued at 6:15 a.m. or before 11:00 a.m.

Morninig Session (classes and examinations scheduled before 1:30 p.m.) To CLOSE.

  1. In force or issued at 11:00 a.m. or before 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session (classes and examinations scheduled between 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) TO CLOSE.

  1. In force or issued at 4:00 p.m. or thereafter

Evening Session (classes and examinations that start at or after 6:30 p.m.) To CLOSE.

  1. Issued when classes or examinations are in session

All classes and examinations should continue (except those taking place outdoors) until the end of the session, and if it is the end of the school day where BLACK signal is still in force, students should be advised to return home only when conditions are safe (Note).

 

5. Issued before 

    start of 

    examinations

Examinations to be held in that particular session should be POSTPONED.

Lowering to Red / Amber signal or lowering of all signals at any time

All classes and examinations to RESUME with the next session unless road or other conditions remain adverse.

 

Note:
If students are not yet in Institute premises due to difference in class timetables, they should stay home or take shelter in a safe place. For classes and examinations conducted outdoor, the responsible staff on the spot should suspend the activities immediately and ensure that all students are taking shelter in a safe place.

 

Students are requested to follow the arrangements set out above in times of typhoons, "Extreme Condition" and rainstorms.  No public announcement will be made on TV / Radio by VTC.  If circumstances permit, the announcement on suspension or resumption of classes will be published on the Institute’s website (www.thei.edu.hk).

 

Students should note that announcements made by the Education Bureau and the Vocational Training Council are NOT applicable to the Institute. 

 

 

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong