OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 15, 2021 /CNW/ - As of December 1, 2021, the National Gallery of Canada will require all visitors over the age of 12 to present proof of vaccination for general access to the Gallery. A similar policy will be implemented December 1 at the region's other national museums: Canadian Museum of History, Canadian War Museum, Canadian Museum of Nature, and Ingenium–Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation.
As public institutions, the proof of vaccination requirement offers another step to preserve the safety of visitors and staff, and to contribute to helping eliminate the spread of COVID-19. The national museums will also require all employees to be fully vaccinated, in alignment with recently announced federal guidelines.
In order to be considered fully vaccinated, visitors must have completed a full series of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before their visit. They can present either a paper or digital copy of their vaccination receipt, or approved provincial App, along with government-issued ID that includes name and date of birth.
Since the start of the pandemic, the national museums in Ottawa-Gatineau have implemented a range of health and safety measures to combat COVID-19, including reduced capacity, time-based ticketing, mandatory face masks, enhanced cleaning and hand washing stations. Requiring proof of vaccination is another way the museums are ensuring a safe environment for visitors and employees.
About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the largest contemporary Indigenous art collection in the world, as well as the most important collection of historical and contemporary Canadian and European Art from the 14th to 21st centuries. Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its principal missions is to increase access to art for all Canadians. To find out more about the Gallery's programming and activities, visit gallery.ca and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
SOURCE National Gallery of Canada
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