The Chinese Museum has implemented the following measures to ensure schools are comfortable and safe during tours, workshops and incursions.

All students and accompanying adults (i.e. teachers, teacher aids and parents/carers) must provide contact tracing details as per public health advice. We recommend these details be emailed by the organising teacher to [email protected] prior to their visitAll teachers are required to complete a Contract Tracing Agreement in order for the Museum to confirm their group booking. 

Safety Measures  

  • Our hygiene program includes frequent cleaning of all exhibitions and a supply of hand sanitiser throughout the museum.  
  • Students must keep 1.5 metres from others where possible.
  • Density quotients are in place in all exhibition spaces and other indoor public spaces.  
  • We have removed / disabled all interactive objects and touch screens within our exhibitions. 
  • We allow storage of school bags for school groups only. 
  • For workshop activities, a sanitised set of materials will be available and re-sanitised after every workshop. Students can bring their own pencil cases with the following items for use: scissors, glue sticks and pencils. 
  • Group sizes might be affected due to COVID protocols. This will be confirmed at the time of your booking enquiry. 
  • We have a detailed COVIDSafe Plan available to view upon request. 

What guidelines do schools need to follow when visiting the Chinese Museum? 

  • A pre-visit health check must be undertaken by the school prior to entering the Chinese Museum. If a student exhibits any symptoms of Covid-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue), they must stay home and are encouraged to get tested.  
  • Wait outside in an orderly fashion until greeted by your guide. 
  • Students 12 years and over are recommended to wear a mask where physical distancing cannot be achieved.
  • Students and teachers must use the hand-sanitiser provided on arrival.  
  • All students and accompanying adults (i.e. teachers, teacher aids and parents/carers) must provide contact tracing details as per public health advice.  We recommend these details be emailed by the organising teacher to [email protected] prior to their visit 
  • Use the stairs where possible. 

School visitors who do not comply with these conditions will be asked to leave to ensure the safety of others. 

Incursions 

  • Before the incursion takes place, Chinese Museum staff are asked to confirm that they are not: exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue), COVID-19 positive, awaiting test results, and that they have not been in close contact with someone who has or is suspected of having COVID-19 in the past 14 days. 
  • All equipment supplied will be sanitised and programs adapted to be delivered in a COVID-Safe way. Students can use their own materials if preferable. 
  • Chinese Museum staff will observe any additional hygiene protocols that each school has in place. 

Cancellation, refunds and rescheduling 

  • No cancellation fees will be applied to any bookings cancelled or delayed due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 All attempts will be made to reschedule bookings within a reasonable timeframe.