When tropical cyclones affect Hong Kong, the following general arrangements will apply and appropriate public announcements will be made by the Education Bureau (EDB).
|Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal
|Action to be taken
|No. 1 or No. 3 hoisted
|School to operate as usual
|No. 8 or above hoisted
|School to close
|No. 8 or above replaced by No. 3 or No. 1 when all signals are cancelled
|School to resume in next session
If students have already set out for school when the No.8 signal is issued, the school will activate its contingency plan to ensure school premises will be open and staffed until proper arrangements are made for arriving students to return home at an appropriate time.
Heavy Persistent Rain
In the event of rainstorms, the following arrangements will apply and appropriate public announcements will be made by the EDB.
|Rainstorm Warning Signal
|Action to be taken
School will operate as usual
|Red or Black
|a. Before 6:15 a.m.
School will be closed all day
|b. 6:15 a.m. — 8:00 a.m.
School will be closed
School will activate the contingency plan to ensure school premises will be open and staffed until the end of normal school hours for arriving students. The staff will ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home
|c. After 8:00 a.m.
School will continue the lessons until the end of normal school hours and will ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home
Closure of Schools
Closure of Schools in Individual Districts
Closure of Individual Schools
Arrangements regarding students' attendance and examinations under exceptional weather, road and transport conditions
If the EDB announces that all schools are to be closed due to adverse weather conditions, the examination scheduled for that day will be postponed until further notice. The examination for the following day will be conducted as scheduled.
Closure of schools, particularly those used as centres for public examinations, as a result of tropical cyclones or heavy persistent rain does not necessarily imply the postponement of a public examination scheduled for that day. Parents and pupils should listen to radio or television announcements made by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority regarding the arrangement. Unless an announcement has been made that a public examination is cancelled or postponed, it should be assumed that the examination will be held as scheduled.