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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) Typhoon Signals

Typhoon Signal
Arrangements for Classes & Examination
No. 1 & No. 3
Classes and examinations to operate as normal.

Pre-No.8 Special Announcement (Note) /
Typhoon Signal No. 8
or above

  1. In force or issued at 6:15 am or before 11:00 am
All classes / examinations commencing before 1:30 pm will be CANCELLED / POSTPONED.
  1. In force or issued at 11:00 am or before 4:00 pm
All classes / examinations commencing at any time from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm will be CANCELLED / POSTPONED.
  1. In force or issued at 4:00 pm or thereafter
All classes / examinations commencing after 6:30 pm will be CANCELLED / POSTPONED.
  1. Issued when classes or examinations are in session
All classes and examinations will be SUSPENDED IMMEDIATELY.
If Signal No. 8 is lowered
  1. Before or at 6:15 am
All classes and examinations commencing from 8:30 am will be HELD AS SCHEDULED.
  1. Before or at 11:00 am
All classes and examination commencing from 1:30 pm will be HELD AS SCHEDULED.
  1. Before or at 4:00 pm
All classes and examinations commencing from 6:30 pm will be HELD AS SCHEDULED.

Note:
Where possible, the Hong Kong Observatory will issue an early alert (i.e. a “Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement) within 2 hours of the hoisting of the No 8 Typhoon Signal.

(b) Rainstorm Warnings

Rainstorm Warning Signal
Arrangements for Classes & Examination
Amber & Red Warning
Classes and examinations to operate as normal. 
Black Warning
  1. In force or issued at 6:15 am or before 11:00 am
All classes / examinations commencing before 1:30 pm will be CANCELLED / POSTPONED.
  1. In force or issued at 11:00 am or before 4:00 pm
All classes / examinations commencing at any time from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm will be CANCELLED / POSTPONED.
  1. In force or issued at 4:00 pm or thereafter
All classes / examinations commencing after 6:30 pm will be CANCELLED / POSTPONED.
  1. Issued when classes or examinations are in session
All classes and examinations should CONTINUE (except those taking place outdoor) until the end of the session. If it is the end of the school day or the BLACK signal is still in force, students should be advised to return home only when conditions are safe (Note).
If Black Warning is lowered
  1. Before or at 6:15 am
All classes and examinations commencing from 8:30 am will be HELD AS SCHEDULED.
  1. Before or at 11:00 am
All classes and examination commencing from 1:30 pm will be HELD AS SCHEDULED.
  1. Before or at 4:00 pm
All classes and examinations commencing from 6:30 pm will be HELD AS SCHEDULED.

 

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.

 

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