Updated 29th April, 2022. 

All museum education staff and education contractors working onsite have received three doses of the Covid vaccine, as per the vaccine mandate for schools, as directed by the Victorian Minister for Health.  

The Victorian Government has announced that most COVID-19 restrictions will be removed from 11:59pm, Friday 22 April 2022.

For onsite activities at the Chinese Museum this means that school attendees (students, teachers, carers) are:

  • Not required to check in using the Service Victoria app or use a manual check in method or supply contact tracing details
  • Not required to show their vaccination status before entering
  • Not required to wear facemasks inside the Museum, however facemasks are recommended where physical distancing cannot be achieved.
  • Any students or staff members who wish to wear a mask may do so, including those who are medically at-risk.

The Chinese Museum will continue to implement the following CovidSafe measures to ensure schools are comfortable and safe during tours, workshops and incursions.

  • Frequent professional cleaning and a supply of hand sanitiser throughout the museum.  
  • Allow for physical distancing during activities where possible.
  • For workshop activities, a sanitised set of materials will be available and re-sanitised after every workshop. 
  • Maintenance of a detailed COVIDSafe Plan, available for schools to view upon request.
  • Upkeep of a supply of rapid tests for all Chinese Museum team members to access for free, to ensure regular testing.

We encourage teachers to discuss any individual school or cohort Covidsafe needs with us ahead of the visit.  We are happy to accommodate needs where possible.  

Incursions 

All Chinese Museum staff and contractors delivering Chinese Museum incursion programs within schools have received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine unless a medical exemption applies.

  • 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 and contractors will observe any additional hygiene protocols that each school has in place. 
Cancellation, refunds and rescheduling 

Payment

Schools will be charged for the number of students indicated at the time of booking confirmation.
An invoice will be emailed, and payment is required 7 days prior to the visit date.

Amendments

Requests to amend confirmed booking details (such as change in student numbers) must be made
in writing no later than 7 days before the scheduled activity. Changes in student numbers will not
be accepted within 7 days of the booking date. There will be no refund for variance in student
number on day of the visit.

Reschedules & Cancellations

Reschedules and cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled activity will be
liable for a fee of $3.00 per student per program booked. Reschedules and cancellations outside
of this timeframe will incur no fee. Please note: If you have booked a lunch/meal program, you
may be charged an additional cancellation fee by the restaurant.