Museums in Beijing to reopen in May but not for group visits
Updated 16:38, 29-Apr-2020

Museums in Beijing will reopen from May 1, announced Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage. Group bookings will not be accepted.

Visitors will have to make reservations and museums will operate at a 50-percent maximum daily capacity. 

According to the notice, museums are responsible for letting the public know how they can make reservations and what their capacity is per day.

Worth mentioning is that dining and interaction areas will be closed, so if visitors plan to spend a day at the museum, consider bringing own food and drinks.
In addition, museums will suspend the use of central air conditioning and ventilation duct system, the use of window ventilation to ensure smooth ventilation of the building.

Other protocols include temperature scanners, face masks and visitor registration. 

The official made it clear that cultural exchanges outside the province and abroad, academic seminars and other work projects will be suspended, and construction projects such as exhibition and production will be suspended inside the museum venue, so as to ensure the absolute safety of orderly opening during the pandemic.

(Top image: Beijing Museum of Natural History. /VCG)