In several museums of Moscow during the first two weeks after you start receiving visitors have been local outbreaks of coronavirus, is sick for 3-4 people, said the head of Department of Museum and exhibition service of the Department of culture, Anton Goryanov.
“While this has not led to the closure of institutions, but the risk is always there, and we always weighed on two scales, the possibility of attracting visitors and in a safe and responsible attitude to employees and to the visit”, – said Goryanov on Thursday during an online conference devoted to restarting the capital of tourism and organized by the chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation and “international trade Centre”.
He stressed that “Moscow museums, regardless of departmental affiliation, must comply with the requirements and regulations of the CPS and orders of the Department of culture of Moscow on restoration work.” In priority to the security of staff and visitors.
“If we remove all barriers and we will advertise the Moscow Museum of new projects, despite the requirements for social distancing, we very quickly arrive at the conclusion that the Museum will be closed due to some local outbreaks of the staff,” he said.
As reported, Moscow museums started to open on 16 June with strict security measures. A visit is only possible on electronic tickets, in the halls, guests and caretakers have to be masked and to comply with social distance. According Goranova, 16 Jun opened about 30% of the capital’s museums
“The important factor is the comfort of the room, as it should happen in the mask, gloves and it reduces the comfort of the Museum environment, the opportunity to touch Museum culture and Museum world. And we understand that the psychological process of adjustment of work will take a long time. And when visitors, and employees cease to fear one another. When a full life museums start to include all possible forms of work – concerts, film screenings, tours,” – said the representative of the Moscow Department of culture.
He recalled that, in accordance with the requirements of the safety of a tour group in the halls of the museums may not exceed five.
Previously, he reported that for the first two weeks after the opening of the museums of Moscow visited 28,3 thousand people, which is 15 times less than in the same period a year earlier.