Coronavirus: Culture and heritage destinations venues guidance for a phased return

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Guidance to ensure safety during the phased reopening of cultural and heritage sites

Department for Communities has issued guidance to designed to support organisations in the culture and heritage sector take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of everyone during the phased reopening.

The guidance is aimed at culture and heritage venues which are open to the public. These include:

  • museums
  • art galleries
  • libraries
  • archives
  • historic buildings
  • historic gardens
  • historic monuments
  • cinemas
  • concert halls
  • art centres
  • theatres

The guidance covers issues such as employee safety, managing visitors, hygiene, toilet facilities and effective communication. It contains specific guidance for different types of culture and heritage destinations venues.

Access the culture and heritage destinations venues guidance for a phased return.

This guidance should be considered alongside other relevant public health and safety requirements, including those on workplace safety and social distancing.

First published 29 April 2021