In light of recent updates caused by the new type of coronavirus and to ensure the safety and health of all service users – especially children and the elderly – and staff members, the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) announces that the suspension of the operation of subsidized nursery facilites, non-residential and non-emergency social facilities in Macao is still in force, today, until further notice. However, residential homes, home care services, rehabus service for emergency support will remain open during this period. It is also recommended that all non-subsidized facilities cooperate and follow the above-mentioned epidemic prevention measures.
During this period, family visits to residents’ rooms will remain suspended in all nursing homes and rehabilitation homes. Family members can contact the facility for advance appointment to meet with the residents in the visiting area of the facility, or to communicate with bedridden residents by video calls. Furthermore, the activities organized by the IAS and visits to the exhibition area of senior apartments are also suspended during the set period.
The IAS hopes that the public will understand and cooperate with the measures. The resumption of the facilities will be announced later in accordance with the evolution of the epidemic. In case of need, the public may check with the respective facilities for operational arrangements.