COVID-19 Education Update
This page was last updated on 7 November 2023.
At the Western Australian Museum, the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and employees is our priority.
We have a COVID Safety Plan in place at each of our sites, and we are following government advice.
Below you will find the following:
- a summary of the actions we are taking to be COVID-19 safe.
- what we would like you to do, as a teacher, before you arrive at the Museum for an excursion.
The information below pertains to all education visits, vacation care and other groups that visit the Museum sites with children.
Actions the Western Australian Museum is taking to be COVID-19 safe:
- The Museum follows the Government’s directions with regards to managing COVID-19.
- We ask visitors to stay home if they have COVID-19 until symptoms have resolved to protect our community.
- Face masks are not mandatory in Western Australia, but they should be worn in crowded indoor spaces and where physical distancing is not possible.
- We ask that all visitors practice physical distancing and good hygiene, and regularly sanitise their hands throughout a visit to the Museum.
- There are hand sanitiser stations at Museum entrances and throughout the Museum.
- Visitors will be able to check their temperature with an automatic temperature scanner before entry into the Museum.
- For more information on COVID-19 requirements visit the WA Government website.
How teachers can help the Museum be COVID-19 safe:
- Any student, teacher or parent helper who is feeling unwell, particularly if experiencing a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or loss of smell or taste, should not attend the excursion.
- Schools are encouraged to carry out a temperature check of all students, teachers and parent helpers before departing on an excursion to the Museum. Parent helpers who arrive independently should use the temperature scanner at the Museum.
- Ensure students practice good hygiene while inside the Museum.
- Before attending the Museum, brief students on expected behaviour inside the Museum, including physical distancing and hygiene requirements.