Current mask mandate and other epidemic prevention measures remain in place until June 30Date：2022-05-30
On May 30, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it will maintain the current mask mandate and other preventive measures, effective until June 30, after analyzing the current COVID-19 situation, to maintain disease prevention capacity, bring social and economic activity back to normal and efficiently manage associated risks. Related rules are listed below.
I. Mask rules remain unchanged; masks are required when outside except for the situations listed below.
a. Masks remain mandatory when singing.
b. In the following situations, people are not required to wear a mask, but they should carry a mask with them or have a mask ready for use. Masks are still required if COVID-19 symptoms are present and social distancing cannot be maintained with non-specific persons.
1. When exercising outdoors or indoors;
2. When taking individual/group photos indoors or outdoors;
3.When driving alone or with live-in family members;
4. When livestreaming, filming, moderating an event, reporting, delivering remarks, giving a speech, lecturing, or during activities or events involving conversations with others;
5. When people in the agriculture, forestry, fishing, and animal husbandry sectors work in open spaces (such as farm fields, fish ponds, forests, and mountains);
6.When people are in forests/mountains (including forest recreation areas) and on the beach;
7. When people are in hot/cold springs, dry sauna rooms, spas, steam rooms, during water activities, or in venues where masks can get wet easily.
c. Masks may be removed when consuming food/beverages outside.
d. Masks may be temporarily removed in venues or during activities (e.g. art performers performing a show, film crews/TV news anchors when filming, and athletes and referees participating in sports competitions) that comply with the CECC’s or competent authority’s epidemic prevention and control rules.
II. Commercial business venues and public venues (including transportation) should take temperatures, enhance disinfection of premises, carry out health management among staff, and implement timely responses to the occurrence of confirmed cases.
III. Stores, supermarkets, and markets: follow epidemic prevention measures for such commercial business venues/public venues; crowd control are not required, and food sampling is allowed.
IV. Taiwan High-Speed Rail (THSR), Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA), intercity buses, and ships (except for designated dining areas), and domestic flights: consuming food and beverages is allowed inside a vehicle (train, ship or aircraft).
V. Dining venues should: rigorously take temperatures and provide hand washing and disinfection equipment; toasting each table is not allowed at banquets. Venues that violate the abovementioned measures are subject to penalties according to applicable laws and required to make remedies within a given time period; those who fail to do so will not be allowed to offer dine-in services.
VI. Religious venues and religious gatherings or events: shall abide by epidemic prevention and control regulations issued by the Ministry of the Interior.