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  • Seoul Directs Efforts to Preventing Infections Among Foreign Residents Through Concentrated Preventive Measures and Testing at Three Congested Areas

  • Welfare, Health & Security News SMG 997

    Have at least one member of your household get tested for COVID-19

    COVID-19 Support for Foreign Residents at a Glance!

    ◎ Details: ▲Free COVID-19 testing, ▲support of living expenses during self-quarantine, ▲support of hospital expenses when tested positive (to differ depending on the principle of reciprocity for individuals entering from overseas), ▲exemption from obligatory report to immigration offices for undocumented residents, ▲foreign language interpretation services through foreigner support facilities (13 languages)

    ◎ Inquiries: Call 1339 (Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency)

    During this time when the severity of preventive measures can be relaxed due to COVID-19 vaccinations, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will push forward with reinforced preventive measures for foreign residents in environments that are vulnerable to group infections.

    First, the SMG will promote the concentrated control of preventive measures in three districts (Guro-gu, Geumcheon-gu, Yeongdeungpo-gu) with high populations of foreign residents. Examinations will be implemented for facilities with concentrated foreigner population, and operations of temporary screening clinics will be extended.

    (Reference) Enforcement of Extended Operations of Temporary Screening Clinics in Foreigner-Dense Areas

    ◎ Clinics: 3 (Guro-gu, Geumcheon-gu, Yeongdeungpo-gu)
    ◎ Schedule: Two weeks from Mon, Mar. 1 to Sun, Mar. 14
    ◎ Extension: Extended operations on Thursday and Friday nights, Sunday mornings

    (Reference) Enforcement of Extended Operations of Temporary Screening Clinics in Foreigner-Dense Areas
    District Location Hours of Operation Remarks
    Days Original Schedule Changed Schedule
    Guro-gu Guro Station Weekdays 9 AM–5 PM (Mon.–Wed.) 9 AM–5 PM
    (Thu.) 9 AM–9 PM
    (Fri.) 9 AM–9 PM
    Extended operations
    Mar. 4-5 (Thu, Fri.),
    Mar. 11-12 (Thu, Fri.)

    Additional operations
    Mar. 7 (Sun.),
    Mar. 14 (Sun.)

    ※ Closed during disinfection
    (Weekdays) 12 PM–1 PM [3 locations] (Sat.) 12 PM–1 PM [Geumcheon-gu]

    Sat. 9 AM–1 PM 9 AM–1 PM
    Sun. Closed 9 AM–1 PM
    Geumcheon-gu Within Pilseung Apartment Weekdays 10 AM–5 PM (Mon.–Wed.) 10 AM–5 PM
    (Thu.) 10 AM–9 PM
    (Fri.) 10 AM–9 PM
    Sat. 10 AM–3 PM 10 AM–3 PM
    Sun. Closed 9 AM–1 PM
    Yeongdeungpo-gu Dorim-dong Badminton Courts Weekdays 9 AM–5 PM (Mon.–Wed.) 9 AM–5 PM
    (Thu.) 9 AM–9 PM
    (Fri.) 9 AM–9 PM
    Sat. 9 AM–1 PM 9 AM–1 PM
    Sun. Closed 9 AM–1 PM

    Businesses that employ high numbers of foreign workers will receive on-site visits for instructions regarding tests and examinations of observance of preventive measures. More than 3,000 businesses of four industries (manufacturing, construction, lodging, massage) will receive visits by Seoul-based departments and affiliated centers for foreign workers (six centers) to encourage safe and free testing for workers.

    Furthermore, a support system will be established with autonomous districts to publicize testing for 240,000 foreigners residing in Seoul. Support details for foreign residents will be provided before and after testing in addition to information provided in different languages (via text message, mail, etc.) for safe testing of all individuals.