Mask-wearing No Longer Required for Hot Springs 泡溫泉不用戴口罩 知本溫泉區遊客回流

The Central Epidemic Command Centered announced that mask-wearing is no longer required during various activities including going to the hot springs. Hot spring operators in Zhiben of Taitung said more than 50 percent of customers have returned since Taiwan started to relax its mask requirements and they will continue to maintain a safe and clean environment for their customers.  



The Zhiben hot springs in Taitung have always been well-known for their quality, yet the pandemic and the restrictions and preventative measures that follow have greatly discouraged the business. It comes as good news for hot spring lovers as the government recently lifted the mask-wearing mandatory for this activity. Some people said that social distancing should still be observed, while some others still preferred wearing a mask while soaking in the hot springs.

Ms. Chen: “It's better not to wear a mask while soaking in the hot spring. It'll get wet.”

Mr. Hsueh:“I think we should continue (wearing a mask). It wouldn't bother anyone this way.”

Hot spring operators in Zhiben said more than 50 percent of customers have returned since Taiwan started to relax its mask requirements. Operators will continue to disinfect the hot spring resorts and SPA regularly and make sure that public items get disinfected from time to time.

Chang Hsueh-lien, Hot spring operator in Zhiben: “We usually clean and disinfect every one to two hours.”

Tu Wei-liang, Hot spring operator in Zhiben: “Customers need to come to the counter to borrow hair dryers.”


Operators said that the quintuple stimulus vouchers and domestic travel vouchers have also helped in attracting customers. As a reminder for hot spring lovers, contact registration at the entrances of resorts and SPAs will remain in place. Everyone must continue to practice good hygiene at all times to prevent the virus from spreading.
 

 

 

知本溫泉區溫泉水質全國最好,但疫情爆發後,泡湯的遊客大減,不過11月2號起,泡湯可以不用戴口罩,遊客開始回流,民眾不用戴口罩享受疫情後泡湯的樂趣,不過民眾還是自我保護,保持跟陌生人的距離;也有民眾認為,還是戴口罩泡湯比較安全。

遊客陳女士表示:「泡湯是不要戴口罩比較好,會濕掉。」
 

遊客薛先生表示:「還是要繼續(戴口罩)大家比較方便啦!」

雖然、疫情管制再鬆綁,知本溫泉區的業者也感受到遊客回流超過五成以上,但是泡湯區的消毒工作還是持續定時消毒,部份共用的用品,也集中消毒後再借用。

知本溫泉區業者張雪蓮表示:「平常的話我們大概是,每一個小時到兩個小時,我們都會定時做清潔。」
 

知本溫泉區業者涂維亮表示:「客人如果要使用吹風機的話,我們一律要到我們的櫃台這邊來借取。」

業者說,半年前知本溫泉區的觀光受到疫情重創,但現在政府推出的五倍券和國旅券,再加上疫情鬆綁,又讓溫泉觀光旅遊回溫。不過業者還是要提醒遊客,除了做好實聯制管制進場,還要做好個人的消毒防護,才能盡情享受泡湯的樂趣。

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