Following a short and successful 7-day lockdown across South Australia, the History Trust is pleased to advise that the doors to our museums are open from 10.00 am Wednesday 28 July. This includes the Migration Museum, the National Motor Museum and the South Australian Maritime Museum, along with the Centre of Democracy.
To keep our visitors and our team members safe, we will open with a capacity of 1 person per 4 square metres, in compliance with SA Government requirements.
Our existing COVIDSafe practices are still in place, with ongoing regular cleaning, numerous hand sanitiser stations for visitors, physical distancing guidance, and QR code contact tracing. All of our team members have been trained in both our site-specific COVIDSafe Plan and processes and as COVID Marshals.
In addition, new South Australian Government regulations state that masks must be worn in any public internal space; this includes our museums and galleries. We ask that all visitors bring a mask to wear. If you do not have your own, our front desk teams can provide you with a mask.
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow SA Health and SA Government advice. The health and safety of our teams, visitors and volunteers remains our priority.
The updated COVIDSafe guidelines have impacted school visits and public events across our History Trust locations, with all Department for Education school bookings cancelled for the next week and until advised.
We are speaking directly with those school groups already booked to either cancel or postpone visits. Meanwhile, our online educations programs have not been affected and we welcome enquiries about our virtual museums visits. More information about our education program can be found here.
The History Trust will provide updates on any changes through our website and social media channels. If you are seeking information on COVID-19, visit www.covid-19.sa.gov.au or call the South Australian Government’s COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.