The Taipei City Foreign and Disabled Labor Office (臺北市勞動力重建運用處) has recently launched an online application platform that will assist employers and manpower agencies applying for home quarantine inspections of migrant workers.
Various industries can apply for migrant worker’s home quarantine, including the manufacturing, construction, slaughtering, fishing, dairy farming, and agriculture sectors that dispatch migrant workers to their respective jobs.
Social welfare migrant workers are not included in the program though.
Chen Hsin-Yu, director of the Foreign and Disabled Labor Office, Taipei City Government, reminds employers that general lodging is not allowed as home quarantine locations for migrant workers.
Employers or manpower agencies must select quarantine hotels as home quarantine when completing the application.
If a hostel receives requests from quarantined or self-isolated lodgers to check-in, it should announce that it “does not accept self-isolated or home quarantined lodgers to stay” and take the initiative to notify the city government through the 1999 hotline or inform the Department of Information and Tourism (觀光傳播局).
Hostels that agree to accommodate quarantined lodgers should notify the Department of Information and Tourism and follow the department’s guidance to become quarantine hostels and implement quarantine measures before arranging for quarantined lodgers to stay.
Violators will be subjected to a fine ranging from NT$3,000 to NT$15,000 and be ordered a time-bound improvement. Those who failed to make a timely adjustment will receive an additional fine and have their hostels’ names and addresses revealed to the public.
Citizens can go to the “Migrant Worker Home Quarantine Online Application” platform to complete the form. Those encountered a problem can dial 0800-035-688 for free consulting service.