On May 11, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that visits to people staying at hospitals and long-term care facilities in Taiwan will be banned and only one individual may be allowed accompany a patient or a resident, effective from May 11 to June 8. Related details are listed below.
A. Visiting people staying at hospitals and long-term care facilities in Taiwan will be banned from May 11 to June 8 with certain exceptions allowed.
B. The circumstances listed below are exceptions to the ban on visiting hospital patients.
1. A patient undergoing surgery or an invasive treatment needs to be accompanied by family members for or the law requires the patient's family members to sign a consent form or document for the treatment or surgery;
2. The condition of a patient admitted to special care wards, including emergency departments, intensive care units and hospice wards, needs to be explained by doctors to family members;
3. A patient's condition deteriorates or a patient needs medical treatment, or a patient has been hospitalized for a long time, and the healthcare facility has approved the need for family members of the patient to visit.
C. Long-term care facilities may allow visits to residents under the following conditions:
1. A resident experiences severe physical or mental discomfort, such as insomnia, fluctuating blood pressure and irritability, and the long-term care facility is unable to comfort the resident.
2. Other conditions deemed necessary by the long-term care facility.