On February 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that in consideration of the stabilized COVID-19 situation in Taiwan, it will make adjustments to visitation management measures for residential long-term care facilities nationwide, effective from March 1, to address residents' need for visitation. Key measures are listed below.
A. Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, and Kaohsiung City: current controls will remain in place, and visits will be banned with certain exceptions. People who obtain the permission of the facilities for a visit under a special situation must present a negative result from a self-paid COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to their visit.
B. Except Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, and Kaohsiung City, other cities or counties: will allow visits with certain exceptions. Visitors must present a negative result from a self-paid COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to their visit.
C. A negative self-paid test result can be from a COVID-19 rapid antigen test or PCR test, and the test can be done by using an at-home test kit or having a medical professional perform the procedure. Long-term care facilities may not impose restrictions on the testing method. Visitors can be exempted from the screening measure if they were confirmed to have COVID-19, obtained the Notice for Release from Isolation Treatment, and experienced onset of symptoms less than three months ago or they have received a COVID-19 booster shot for at least 14 days.