- All guests above the age of 12 will be required to provide proof of vaccination for general entrance to the National Gallery of Canada beginning December 1, 2021.
- In addition, the Canadian Museum of History, Canadian War Museum, Canadian Museum of Nature, and Ingenium Museums Canada’s of Science and Innovation will apply a similar policy on December 1.
As public institutions, requiring proof of vaccination is another step toward ensuring the safety of visitors and employees and helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following recently established federal standards, the national museums will likewise require all staff to be completely immunized.
Visitors must have had a whole series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada at least 14 days earlier to their visit to be deemed fully immunized.
They must bring a government-issued ID with their name and date of birth, as well as a physical or digital copy of their immunization receipt or an approved provincial App. Since the outbreak, the national museums in Ottawa-Gatineau have introduced various health and safety measures to combat COVID-19, including decreased capacity, time-based ticketing, required face masks, improved cleanliness, and hand-washing stations. Another method museums ensure a safe atmosphere for visitors and personnel is by requiring proof of vaccination.
The National Gallery of Canada houses this world’s most extensive collection of modern Indigenous art and the world’s most important collection of historical and contemporary Canadian and European art from the 14th to the 21st century.
The National Gallery of Canada, which opened in 1880, has played an essential role in Canadian culture for more than a century. One of its administrator aims is to make art more accessible to all Canadians.