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

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. 


  • 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.