The Ministry of Health regulates the conditions for the reopening of museums, libraries, filming and cultural shows


The order includes the basic protection rules for both workers and the public and the users of the spaces whose opening can be carried out in the towns that have reached Phase 1 of the Plan for the transition to a new normality (or de-escalation Plan ), which begins in some autonomous communities next Monday.

Museums may open to a third of capacity

Museums may open their doors to the public for visits to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, but cultural and educational activities will continue to be suspended. The adaptation of the facilities of the centers to guarantee compliance with the regulations of the Ministry of Health will determine the opening date in each case.

The visit will be individual or by family unit. Museums must open with a third of their capacity and the alteration of routes, the arrangement of entrances and exits, or the exclusion of rooms that do not allow maintaining the minimum safety distance of two meters between people can be established.

Among other measures, the lockers will remain closed and the use of the elevator will be limited to exceptional cases. The tactile museum elements will also be disabled throughout the tour of the rooms and audio guides, room brochures or other similar material will not be available to visitors.

The purchase of tickets through online channels is recommended, although it is allowed to buy at the box office. If necessary, each museum will make available to the public a maximum number of tickets per hour.

Public traffic beacons, partitions or similar protection elements will be installed in the access and customer service areas, in addition to distributing hydro-alcoholic solution dispensers for use by visitors.

The bookstores will provide service without an appointment in Phase 1

After opening in Phase 0, the move to Phase 1 implies that the bookstores will be able to provide service without an appointment, but always with a 30% capacity. In the case that they are establishments with several floors, the clients present in each one of them must keep this same proportion and keep the minimum interpersonal distance of 2 meters.

The bookstores will set a service hours with priority service for over 65s.

Libraries to Borrow Books Again

The territories that are in Phase 1 of de-escalation may reopen the libraries for the activities of loan and return of works, as well as for bibliographic and library information, at 30% of their capacity.

The works will be requested by the users and provided by the library staff. Once consulted, they will be deposited in a separate place and separated from each other for at least fourteen days. Free access collections will remain closed to the public.

In this phase, cultural activities, room study or interlibrary loan activities may not be carried out. Likewise, it will not be possible to make use of the computers and computing means of the libraries destined for the public use of the citizens, as well as of online public access catalogs or catalogs in the library's files.

Before the libraries are reopened to the public, the person in charge of each of them must adopt the sanitary and organizational measures established in the ministerial order for Health published today.

Filming and audiovisual productions: sanitary changing rooms and safety interpersonal distance whenever possible

The approved ministerial order establishes that in audiovisual productions safety distances must be maintained between people and use of protective equipment appropriate to the level of risk. In cases where the nature of the work does not allow respect for interpersonal distance or the use of protective equipment appropriate to the level of risk, as may be the case for actors and actresses, security measures designed by those responsible will be followed. of the filming, for each particular case, based on the recommendations of the health authorities.

All sets and shooting areas must be cleaned and disinfected prior to use. In makeup, hairdressing and wardrobe activities, appropriate protective equipment must be used according to the level of risk that ensures the protection of both the worker and the artist, in any case ensuring the maintenance of the two-meter distance between the artists and the disinfection of materials after each use. The same happens with the wardrobe, which must be sanitized, before it is provided to another person.

Reopening of establishments for cultural events and shows

Establishments for cultural acts and shows, whether open or outdoors, may reopen with a third of their authorized capacity. In addition, if they are held indoors, there can be no more than thirty people in total and, if they are outdoors, the maximum capacity will be two hundred people.

Among other measures, spectators must be seated, in numbered seats and maintain a safe distance at all times. To do this, distance marks will be established on the floor at the access and evacuation of the room. The departure of the public at the end of the show must be carried out in stages by zones, to guarantee the distance between people.

The norm recommends that there are no intermediates and store, cafeteria or cloakroom services are not allowed.

The telematic sale of tickets is recommended, although it is also allowed to buy at the box office. In no case will scripts, programs or paper documentation be delivered.

When there are several artists simultaneously on the stage, the artistic direction will try to maintain the safe health distance in the development of the show. As in the case of film shootings, when in shows an adequate safety distance cannot be maintained, nor protective equipment appropriate to the level of risk can be used, security measures designed for each particular case will be followed from the recommendations of the health authorities.

Both performances and rehearsals will ensure the cleaning and disinfection of all surfaces and instruments with which artists may come into contact before each rehearsal, and the costumes or technical equipment will not be shared without prior disinfection.



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