The table below set out the arrangements for classes and examinations during adverse weather conditions :


For classes and examinations conducted in the premises of the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), students should refer to the OUHK student handbook for the adverse weather arrangements.


Typhoons

Typhoon Signal

Arrangements for Classes & Examinations

No. 1 To operate as normal
No. 3 To operate as normal

Pre-No.8 Special Announcement** / 
Typhoon Signal No.8 or above

(a) In force or issued at 6:15 a.m. or before 11:00 a.m. Morning Session (classes and examinations scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) to close
(b) 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
(c) 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
(d) Issued when classes or examinations are in session All classes or examination will be immediately suspended for the session
(e) Issued before start of examination Examinations to be held in that particular session should be postponed
Lowering to No. 3 or below or lowering all signals at any time All classes or examinations to resume with the next session unless road or other conditions remain adverse

** 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 No.8 Typhoon Signal.  When a Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement is issued, all classes / activities of campuses (including examinations) will immediately be suspended.


Rainstorms

Rainstorm Warning Signal

Arrangements for Classes & Examinations

AMBER To operate as normal
RED To operate as normal
BLACK (a) In force or issued at 6:15 a.m. or before 11:00 a.m. Morning Session (classes and examinations scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) to close
(b) 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
(c) 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
(d) Issued when classes or examinations are in session All classes or examinations should continue (except those take place outdoors) until the end of the session, and if it is the end of the school day or BLACK signal is still in force, students should be advised to return home only when conditions are safe

Remarks :
If students are not yet in campus 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 taken shelter in a safe place
(e) Issued before start of examination Examinations to be held in that particular session should be postponed
Lowering to RED or lowering all signals at any time All classes or examinations to resume with the next session unless road or other conditions remain adverse

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE BY THE EDUCATION BUREAU DO NOT APPLY TO SHAPE.

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