On August 27, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that as the risk of community transmission for Taipei City and New Taipei City has been lowered to medium risk, residential long term care facilities in Taipei and New Taipei cities may follow the eased visitation management rules applicable to the facilities in other cities and counties and allow visitors starting August 31. Details about the eased rules are as follows:
A. Visitors must present a certificate of a negative self-paid COVID-19 test result issued within three days prior to their visit. Visitors can be exempted from the said 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 received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine 14 or more days previously.
B. Visitation must abide by epidemic prevention and control rules, including making an appointment before visiting, implementing contact information registration and the TOCC mechanism, and preventing visitors with symptoms from entering the facility. Furthermore, the number of visitors a resident receives cannot exceed three people at a time, and social distancing must be maintained between different groups of residents and visitors. Regarding visitation in a resident's room, only one resident is allowed to have visitors in his or her room at one visiting time slot. During visitation, masks must be worn at all times.