7. Exceptional circumstances and safe museum visits

7.1Is it safe to visit a museum during the COVID-19 epidemic?

Museum buildings are spacious, and it is possible for visiting customers to comply with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s safety instructions to prevent COVID-19 infections.

However, the safety instructions and opening hours of the museum sites may vary according to the epidemic situation and regionally in different parts of Finland. Always check the valid safety instructions and procedures on the following websites: Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Region State Administrative Agencies and Finnish Government.

Museums also actively engage in several actions to ensure the safety of museum visits. The actions are directed, in particular, towards efficient cleaning and hygiene procedures as well as social distancing. Spacious museum premises make it possible to maintain a safe distance from others.Museums have the right to make their own decisions and require practices to increase the safety of their customers, such as mandatory face masks.

As a museum visitor, you can best protect yourself and others by complying with the instructions. Take others into account on your museum visit: only visit a museum if you are healthy, maintain a safe distance from other people, and ensure good hand hygiene. The Museokortti app is a hygienic entrance ticket without physical contact. The Museum Card encourages complying with the recommendations of government officials. Let’s take care of each other.

 

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