On October 11, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that as the COVID-19 pandemic situation has stabilized in Taiwan, visits to patients in chronic wards in hospitals across Taiwan are allowed with certain conditions and that the rules for visiting patients remain unchanged, and details are listed below.
1. Only visitors who don't have COVID-19 symptoms and have not come into contact with any confirmed cases or have not visited venues visited by confirmed cases are allowed, and visitors must wear a mask at all times and practice hand hygiene after entering a hospital.
2. Visitors are allowed during a set time slot every day, and, in principle, a maximum of two people are allowed for one hospitalized patient at a time.
3. All visitors should provide a certificate of a negative self-paid rapid antigen test (including using home test kits) or PCR test result issued within three days prior to the day of visit. Visitors can be exempted from the testing measure if they completed a COVID-19 vaccination series (they received a complete series of their COVID-19 vaccine) 14 or more days previously or if they were confirmed to have COVID-19, met the conditions for release from isolation, and experienced onset of symptoms less than three months ago.