How can museums encourage social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Social distancing signs museums

As museums and heritage sites begin to open in the next few weeks, they’ll be keen to ensure both employees and visitors support social distancing measures as well as promote hygiene. The trick will be to protect against the further spread of coronavirus, while ensuring all visits are a fun and enjoyable experience. 

Being COVID-secure will include minimising face-to-face contact by selling pre-booked tickets, spaced queues and designated entry and exit points. Screens and sanitation stations will also protect staff and visitors at information points as well as in museum shops and refreshment areas. 

We already work with museums and heritage sites to provide wayfinding signage and our experts have a good understanding of the needs of visitors and staff in sometimes complex buildings. Points of focus will be: safe entry and exit, social distancing around exhibits, maintaining one-way flow, limiting numbers of people in lifts and keeping refreshment areas safe. 

If you’re not sure where to get started, you can find out more about our services on our dedicated social distancing and signage for museums website page. We’ve also created a brochure for museums with some simple options. However, we are able to create any design, size or format to meet the needs of your museum’s brand.

Here are some signage and graphics options you may need to consider:

  • Social distancing floor graphics, posters and wall graphics
  • Perspex shields for ticket offices
  • Barriers
  • Clear one-way directional signage
  • Signs for closed off areas
  • Lift notices
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Museum cafe and shop signage
  • Internal and external signage about COVID-19 and safety
  • Bespoke signage requirements.
If you’d like to find out more, please visit our social distancing graphics and signage for museums page, call us on 01252 336 000 or email enquiry@readesigns.com.

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