At our school, we follow closely the latest recommendations provided by the Hong Kong Government’s Education Bureau. In particular, these relate to outdoor activities on poor air quality days.
We follow the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) which has censors across Hong Kong measuring air quality on an hourly basis. Our closest sensors are in Kwun Tong and Eastern. You can check this website at www.aqhi.gov.hk or download the app to your phone.
The AQHI rates air quality from 1 to 10+ (low to serious) and these numbers are updated hourly. We have taken the recommendations from the Education Bureau as a benchmark for our policy on outdoor playtime and PE lessons. However, for children that have a respiratory illness our policy is more stringent.
Levels are monitored by our Receptionist at 8am, 12.00pm and 3.00pm and the Senior Leadership Team is informed so that we can act accordingly.
Currently we take the following actions: