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  • Adverse Weather Notice

    This guideline sets out the arrangements in times of typhoons1 and rainstorms for students in the Youth College (hereunder called "campuses ").
     
    Typhoons

    When typhoons affect Hong Kong, the following arrangements will apply:
     


    Typhoon Signal
    Action to be taken
    No. 1 To operate as normal
    No. 3 To operate as normal
    (a) Issued or in force at 6:15 a.m. or thereafter
    (b) Issued when classes or examinations* are in session
    Pre-No.8 Special Announcement2 / Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above  
    (a) Issued or in force 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) Issued or in force 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) Issued or in force 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* 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 at any time All classes or examinations* to resume with the next session unless road or other conditions remain adverse.
     

    * Examinations refer to internal examinations of Youth College.


    1. "Typhoons" also refers to "Tropical Cyclones".
    2. Where possible, the Hong Kong Observatory will issue an early alert (i.e. a "Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement") two hours prior to the hoisting of the No. 8 Typhoon Warning Signal.
     
     
    Rainstorms

    When a rainstorm signal is issued, the following arrangements will apply:
     


    Rainstorm Warning Signal
    Action to be taken
    AMBER To operate as normal
    RED/BLACK  
    (a) Issued or in force 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) Issued or in force 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) Issued or in force 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 taking place outdoors) until the end of the session, and if it is the end of the school day and RED/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 the campus premises due to differences in class timetables, they should stay home or take shelters in a safe place. For classes and examinations* conducted outdoors, the responsible staff on the spot will suspend the activities immediately and ensure that all students are taken shelters in a safe place.
    (e) Issued before start of examinations* Examinations* to be held in that particular session should be postponed.
    Lowering to AMBER or all signals at any time All classes or examinations* to resume with the next session unless road or other conditions remain adverse.
     

    *Examinations refer to internal examinations of Youth College.
     

    VTC's Public Announcement of Closure of Campuses/Centres, Postponement and Resumption of Classes/Examinations

    In times of typhoons and rainstorms, the announcement on the closure of campuses, postponement and resumption of classes/examinations will also be available on VTC website (www.vtc.edu.hk).

    When classes/examinations resume following the lowering of typhoon signals or rainstorm warnings, students or their parents may exercise discretion in deciding whether or not to return to or send their children to the campus after taking into consideration the local weather, road, slope, traffic or transport conditions at that time. Students, in particular those living in remote areas, will not be penalised for being late under these circumstances.


    Vocational Training Council

    September 2012