In response to the reopening of schools, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) made adjustments to the distribution of child-size face masks under the current rationing plan to reinforce prevention efforts for children and allow parents to buy child-size face masks readily. The adjustments will be effective from February 27, 2020, and are as follows:
1. The restriction regulating a purchase of face masks based on the last digit of the ID number on the NHI card will not be imposed on children under the age of 13 (inclusive). Child-size face masks can be purchased every day. However, child-size face masks can only be purchased once every seven days.
2. A person will be allowed to buy child-size face masks on behalf of children by presenting up to three NHI cards of children under the age of 13 (inclusive) at one time.
3. Other related rules remain unchanged.
The CECC reminded the public that even though the distribution of child-size face masks has been modified, the rules for purchasing adult face masks remain the same. Each person is allowed to purchase adult face masks on behalf of another person at one time by presenting the person’s NHI card, and shall do so according to the rules for purchasing masks based on the ID number.