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TRTC: Mandatory Face Mask Policy at Affiliated Venues Effective Dec. 1

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Post date:2020-12-07

Updates:2020-12-07

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In line with new pandemic prevention regulations published by Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) taking effect on December 1, the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) announced that individuals entering the following venues operated by the company will be required to wear face mask at all times.
TRTC: Mandatory Face Mask Policy at Affiliated Venues Effective Dec. 1
These venues include MRT stations (including ticket vending area and station lobby); Zhongshan and East Metro Mall; MRT Dance Area (MRT Jazz Plaza, MRT Banqiao Station, and Ximen Underground Dance Area); Taipei Arena; Beitou Resort; Taipei Children’s Amusement Park; and Maokong Gondola. Violators will be subjected to fines between NT$3,000 and NT$15,000.

According to TRTC, station staff has been instructed to remind passengers entering lobby areas without face mask to put them on in compliance with regulations. Passengers with need to eat or drink outside of the restricted area can do so while temporarily removing his or her face mask, provided they either 1) retain social distancing, or 2) find an area with appropriate partition. Those displaying symptoms such as fever or cough should avoid taking public transportation and visit the doctor ASAP. TRTC will refuse service to individuals with body temperature exceeding 38C.

As a reminder, visitors wishing to access venues such as Taipei Arena, Taipei Arena Skating Rink, and gym facilities inside Beitou Resort will need to bring either their ID card or myCode to fulfill the requirements of real name-based registration and entry control.

Since the early stage of pandemic prevention, the frontline staff members of the company have adopted measures such as wearing face mask and conducting regular disinfection at affiliated facilities, especially on surfaces that see frequent contact such as ticket vending machine; value charging machine; ATM screens and buttons; toilet seats and door handles; tables and windows at information center; escalator handles, and elevator buttons. MRT Taipei Main Station, MRT Ximen Station, MRT Taipei City Hall Station, and other stations with large passenger flow are also equipped with thermal scanners to monitor the body temperature of passengers.

For more information, please call the company's 24-hour hotline (TEL:02-218-12345) or the 1999 Citizens' Hotline. Details are also available at TRTC's Chinese website .
TRTC: Mandatory Face Mask Policy at Affiliated Venues Effective Dec. 1

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