Social story about the museum's new visiting rules

My visit to Melbourne Museum

I am going to visit Melbourne Museum. Because of the COVID-19 virus, there will be some changes at the museum. I can help myself to stay healthy and everyone else too by following the guidelines in this story.

I will stay at home if I feel unwell.

I will use the hand sanitiser when I arrive at the museum and when I leave. There are hand sanitisers all around the museum for me to use.

My parent or carer will sign everyone’s name into a book or on a computer when we enter the museum.

I will carry my own belongings as museum staff will not be in the cloakroom.

If I need to cough or sneeze, I will use a tissue and put it in the bin. If I do not have a tissue, I can cough or sneeze into my elbow.

I will stand on a green marker on the floor if I am asked.

I will stay as far away as I can from people who are not in my group. The safe distance is 1.5 metres.

When I go to the toilet, or before and after eating, I will wash my hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. There will be hand dryers in the bathrooms, but I do not have to use them.

I might have to wait to go into a gallery or exhibition at the museum, and that is okay.

I am going to enjoy my visit to the museum.

Notes for parents and carers

  • Please book your tickets before you arrive at the museum.
  • There will be timed entry into the museum, so please try to arrive as closely as possible to the pre-booked entry time.
  • As food and drink service will be limited in the museum’s café, we suggest you might like to bring some refreshments with you.
  • Stories which describe the museum for both young and older children can be read in conjunction with this story.
  • We hope you enjoy your visit.

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