On May 1, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it has eased restrictions on visiting long-term care facilities, allowing people to visit elderly residents in the facilities after visitors schedule their visits with the facilities and provide their name and other personal information. Appropriate changes to related rules will be made depending on the development of the epidemic situation.
1. Visitors should schedule their visits with long-term care facilities before visiting and provide their name and other personal information, including health declaration and travel history, to the facilities.
2. Those with risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection and those with suspected symptoms are urged to not visit elderly residents at long-term care facilities.
3. Each elderly resident at the long-term care facility is allowed to have a group of visitors in one day. The number of a group of visitors may not exceed three individuals. Furthermore, the resident and visitors should wear face masks all the time.
4. Long-term care facilities should arrange for visitors to meet elderly residents not confined to bed at public areas in long-term care facilities as much as possible.
5. Visits can take place at the resident’s room for elderly residents confined to bed.