We’ve compiled all the resources we can find to help you get to re-opening as safely, quickly and a easily as possible. Take a look….
Provincial and Regional Government links
Worksafe BC has created a comprehensive set of guidelines for opening Arts & Culture facilities which include Galleries, Museums and Libraries. Read them all HERE.
These are the HIGHLIGHTS:
- Cancel or restrict group visits, guided tours, public programs, and special or private events in excess of 50 people, in accordance with public health officer’s prohibition on mass gatherings.
- For groups of fewer than 50 people, ensure there is adequate space in your facility to accommodate the group. See the COVID-19 Safety Plan for guidance on establishing occupancy limits.
- Consider allowing access by appointment to ensure occupancy limits are followed.
- Consider ways to limit the exchange of paper products. Provide information to visitors via websites, provide online ticket sales, and provide digital visitor guides and programs.
- Manage the flow of people by implementing one-way walkways or marking off designated walking areas.
- Provide physical barriers at admissions and gift shop counters. Reuse exhibition materials such as plexiglass display cases to create barriers where the physical distancing requirement cannot be maintained.
- Consider self-guided tours or phone applications based on self-guided tours.
- Develop a system where customers can call docents from their cell phones while on the property to get specific questions answered without the docents and customers having to be face-to-face. Install desk phones at docent stations to facilitate this capability.
- Wash your hands using good hygiene practices after touching common items.
- Install touchless, no-contact audio-visual displays (triggered by physical distance, RFID, or similar technology).
- Prohibit the use of high-touch displays through signage or physical barriers. If they remain in use, consider the following controls:
- Install hand sanitizing stations near displays
- Increase the cleaning frequency of all touch displays
- Restrict or limit personal items being stored in coatrooms, baggage holding areas, etc.
- Control access to entry points for workers, customers, and deliveries. Consider having limited points of entry. If you have more than one door, considering designating doors for entry and exit.
- Provide hand sanitizing stations at all facility entryways for everyone to use.
- Post COVID-19 protocols using signage for both workers and customers throughout facility.
- Consider creating cohorts of workers who work together and who do not interact with other cohorts. This will assist in reducing transmission throughout the workplace in the event that a staff member becomes ill.
- Increase the circulation of outdoor air as much as possible by opening windows and doors.
COVID-19 health and safety: Designing effective barriers
To help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, employers must implement measures to reduce the risk of person-to-person transmission. This resource will help you decide when to use barriers…
Mental Health Resources
Act Safe Calltime: Mental Health & Addiction Website Resource https://www.actsafe.
Government of Canada: Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19 https://www.canada.
Arts & Entertainment Industry Updates & Support
Live Event Community – https://liveeventcommunity.
Creative BC – COVID-19 Updates https://www.
AFC (Actor’s Fund of Canada) supports entertainment industry professionals working in TV and film, music, theatre, and dance with short term emergency assistance https://afchelps.