Mary Rose Museum confirms we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.
We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment for our museum, offices and workshop.
A summary of the key measures we have put in place for our visitors, staff and volunteers, as a result of these risk assessments is as follows:
- If any member of staff or volunteer becomes unwell with a new continuous cough, high temperature and loss of taste/smell they will be sent home and advised to follow the stay at home guidance.
- All staff and volunteers will be temperature checked on entering the museum.
- Managers continuously monitor their staff and volunteers to watch for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Staff to report and problems.
- Online ticket sales only. No cash purchases allowed on arrival. Visitors must have either printed tickets or have tickets ready for scanning on a mobile device on arrival at Victory Gate.
- ½ Hourly Time slots into the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
- Social distancing policy is in place within all areas of the Historic Dockyard and museums.
- Queue system in place outside the Mary Rose museum and patrolled by staff.
- A one way system has been created within the museum with a separate entry and exit.
- Visitor capacity limits have been set.
- Installation of Perspex screens are in place at reception, shop and visitor ticket office.
- Public facing staff have been provided with face masks and gloves.
- Hand sanitiser units and hand wash facilities provided throughout the museum and offices.
- More regular cleaning and sanitising of toilets.
- Regular cleaning of all guard rails, bannisters, door handles and other key areas cleaned and sanitised.
- NHS/Governments warning signs and posters are displayed throughout the site.
- Additional waste bins for public waste disposal.
We will report under RIDDOR (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) when:
- An unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a Dangerous Occurrence.