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.