Know before you go

We are happy to welcome you back to Ross-Thomson House & Store. 

We’ve been working hard to prepare our sites for your visit, however, Social Distancing isn’t always possible in all of our spaces. 

Safety first 

  • please stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people - this means you should stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your group.
  • masks are mandatory for staff and visitors at all Nova Scotia Museum sites in indoor, and some outdoor public spaces. Children under the age of 2 are exempt, as well as children under the age of 4 when their caregiver can’t get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are also exempt.

 

What we are doing to keep you safe 

The following practices have been put in place to protect you and our staff: 

  • staff are monitoring their personal health, and will stay at home if they are feeling unwell 
  • increased environmental cleaning and ventilation of public spaces and worksites 
  • we have made cleaning part of everyone’s daily duties 
  • increased sanitization/cleaning of museum spaces 
  • enhanced cleaning of interactives, shared equipment, high-touch surfaces 
  • interactives have been removed if enhanced cleaning is not possible 
  • hand sanitizer dispensers or hand washing stations are available at entrances and in common areas 
  • social distancing - keep a distance of at least 2 metres from others  
  • we’ve installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions. 
  • these changes are enforceable under public health orders.
  • private guided tour available every hour for a single visitor, a couple, or a family/group up to a maximum of five (infants and toddlers will not be counted) who are from the same household/group.
  • installation of ropes at entry/exit points to control access and limit numbers 
  • outdoor demonstrations, where feasible 
  • installation of partitions at service desks 
  • monitored access to Museum washroom to ensure cleanliness 
  • frequent hand washing by employees and wearing of masks 
  • controlled admittance to the Museum’s gift shop to provide a safe shopping experience  

  

What you can do to keep us safe 

Before your visit please review the following guidelines to ensure you are protecting yourself and others: 

  • stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • wear a non-medical mask or face covering indoors and in situations where social distancing (2 metres) cannot be maintained.
  • make sure you are up to date on the latest public health guidelines on hygiene
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people - this means you should stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your group.