Announcement of the "Self-Health Management Compliance Items and Notice"

2022-03-01
Announcement Details:

I. The individuals for whom self-health management is required and the calculation method for the duration of self-health management are as follows:

(I) Individuals who are not subject to home isolation/quarantine but have been reported as suspected cases of COVID-19 and tested negative are required to practice self-health management in accordance with Article 36 of the Communicable Disease Control Act. The calculation of the self-health management period shall be 14 days starting from the day after the date of onset or date of last contact with an individual returning from overseas with a fever or respiratory symptoms, and it shall end at 24:00 on the 14th day.

(II) Individuals who had contact with a COVID-19 patient or is suspected of having been infected are required to practice 7 days of self-health management after the expiry of the isolation measure implemented in accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 48 of the Communicable Disease Control Act. The calculation of the self-health management period shall be 7 days starting from the day after the final day of the isolation, and it shall end at 24:00 on the 7th day. Individuals may also implement self-health management in accordance with provisions in the same article. The calculation of the self-health management period shall be 14 days starting from the day after the date of last contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, and it shall end at 24:00 on the 14th day.

( III) Individuals entering or exiting the (country) borders are required to practice 7 days of self-health management after the expiry of the quarantine implemented in accordance with Subparagraph 4, Paragraph 1, Article 58 of the Communicable Disease Control Act. The calculation of the self-health management period shall be 7 days starting from the day after the final day of the quarantine, and it shall end at 24:00 on the 7th day.

II. All information on individuals practicing self-health management shall be uploaded to the National Health Insurance Medi-Cloud system to remind medical personnel to implement the "TOCC" mechanism, rigorously inquire and record the travel history, occupation, contact history, and cluster history or other related information to prevent cases of cluster infections in hospitals.

III. Individuals practicing self-health management must comply with the following items:

( I) During the self-health management period, please record the bodytemperature, health conditions, and activity history in accordance with the COVID-19 Self-Health Management Notice or COVID-19 Self-Health Management Notice (Special Application for Shortened Home Quarantine Periods). You must also cooperate in providing a domestic mobile phone number, responding to interactive SMS, accepting telephone inquiries of health conditions, or following other necessary care and follow-up mechanisms. The personal information for self-health management shall be destroyed 28 days after the end of the period.

(II) If you do not exhibit any symptoms, you may go about your life normally. If you must go outside, please wear a medical mask correctly at all times and avoid entering areas where you cannot maintain social distancing (1.5 meters indoors and 1 meter outdoors) or areas where you are likely to come into close contact with random people.

(III) You are prohibited from engaging in close or cluster activities with other individuals such as having meals together, gatherings, public gatherings, or other similar activities.

(IV) You may not stay with a hospitalized individual in a hospital. If you do not exhibit COVID-19 symptoms such as fevers, coughs, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste, or respiratory symptoms, you can visit hospitalized individuals after testing negative in accordance with the regulations concerning the Application Form for Out-of-Pocket Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

(V) Non-essential or non-urgent medical services or examinations shall be postponed. In the event that urgent medical services are required, you must actively contact the local Department of Health or call 1922 and follow instructions to seek medical attention.

(VI) If you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms such as fevers, coughs, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste, or respiratory symptoms, or if your symptoms become severe and you need to seek medical attention again, please abide by the following regulations:

1. You must actively contact the local Department of Health or call 1922 and follow instructions for seeking medical attention. You may not use public transportation when you seek medical attention.

2. You must actively inform the doctor of your contact history, travel history, residence history, occupation, and whether other people around you exhibit similar symptoms.

3. After seeking medical attention, if you have been reported as a suspected case of COVID-19 and received testing organized by a medical institution, you are required to stay in your residence (including quarantine hotels and general hotels) and may not go outside before receiving the test results. If the test results are negative, you are still required to practice self-health management until the end of the period.

4.If you exhibit symptoms, you must rest in your residence (including quarantine hotels and general hotels) and wear a medical mask. You may not go outside. You must wear a medical mask when talking with others and maintain a distance of at least 1 meter. When your mask is contaminated by nasal or oral secretions, you must replace it immediately, fold it inwards, and put it in a trash can.

IV. Any person violating the aforementioned health management regulations may be penalized with a fine of up to NT$300,000 in accordance with Article 67, Article 69, and Article 70 of the Communicable Disease Control Act.

V. Other matters of note:

( I) Please maintain hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap or other cleaning products.

(II) Please refrain from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands.If you touch secretions from your respiratory tract with your hands, please wash your hands thoroughly with soap.

(III) If you need psychological consultation, you can call the 24-hour toll-free 1925 care hotline.

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