Covid-19 and the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation
Effective Tuesday, January 18, 2022, all three of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation's year-round sites: Beaconsfield Historic House, Eptek Arts & Culture Centre, and the Le Musée acadien de l'Î.-P.-É./Acadian Museum of PEI will be open to the public.
Visitors to these sites can expect certain public health measures to be in place for the well-being of both staff and visitors, as is outlined by the Provincial Public Health Office.
The Foundation and its sites will adhere to The Moving On- Transition Plan to Living with COVID-19 and the associated three (3) steps, over the course of the next six (6) weeks.
Step 1 - estimated February 17, museums are permitted to operate up to 50% capacity and are required to maximize use of space to allow for as much physical distancing as possible. Wearing a mask is required in indoor public places and workplaces where distancing cannot be maintained,
Step 2 – estimated March 17, museums are permitted to operate up to 75% capacity and are required to maximize use of space to allow for as much physical distancing as possible. Wearing a mask is required in indoor public places and workplaces where distancing cannot be maintained,
Step 3 - estimated April 7, anticipated further relaxation of measures such as no required masking in indoor public places and no gathering limits.
We will update this information as it becomes available.
In the meantime, visitors can expect the following:
- Staff will be wearing masks when interacting with the public.
- Hand sanitizer is available to the public at each site.
- Many sites feature directional arrows to guide visitors through our sites while maintaining social distance.
- Reception and cash areas are separated by plexiglass barriers.
- Payment terminals sanitized after each use.
- Public washrooms are sanitized on a regular basis.
- Commonly touched surfaces, both heritage and otherwise, are sanitized on a regular basis.
- Visitors will be asked to provide contact information for each visiting group. All contact information is kept confidential and is only used for health purposes.
Guests will be required to wear masks while visiting. These measures are for the safety of both staff and visitors. We thank all visitors for their patience and support in helping the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation navigate these unique times.
For more information on provincial policies regarding COVID-19, please visit the Government of Prince Edward Island's COVID-19 information page.
PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation
2 Kent Street