We’re Good to Go! | The Mary Rose
We’re Good to Go!
The Mary Rose is ready to welcome visitors old and new

To recognise the hard work put in to make the Mary Rose Museum, along with the rest of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, ready to reopen from the 24th August 2020, we are proud to share our ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard mark.

We want all our visitors to be confident that we have the correct procedures in place, so that everyone can feel safe to visit us. We have been assessed to ensure that we have all the procedures in place according to national guidance including the social distancing and cleanliness protocols.

Read and/or download our COVID safety pack at the bottom of the page.

If you wish to learn more, below are the details of our COVID-19 Risk assessment.

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.
Good To Go Covid
Risk Assessment

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