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The museums of the Community of Madrid will begin to open their doors from this Tuesday after implement all health protocols by Covid-19 security and conservation of cultural property, the regional government has reported in a statement.

Thus, the Lope de Vega House Museum, the Cervantes Birthplace Museum, the Picasso Museum-Eugenio Arias Collection, the Nuevo Baztan Interpretation Center will return to receive visitors on Tuesday, while the CA2M Dos de Mayo Art Center and the Regional Archaeological Museum will do so on Wednesday 27.

Besides, the Community has established one day and an exclusive visit time slot for people over 60, with the aim of reinforcing precautions, as it is a group more vulnerable to the disease.

The date reserved for this sector of the population will be Wednesdays, from the opening until 14:00, in the CA2M, the Lope de Vega House Museum, the Cervantes House Museum, the Picasso Museum-Eugenio Arias Collection and the Interpretation of Nuevo Baztán and Thursdays at the Regional Archaeological Museum of Alcalá de Henares, also until 2:00 p.m.

This reopening of museums follows have implemented all health protocols demanded by the central government, which guarantee the safety of workers and users, as well as the perfect preservation of cultural property.

Among the measures that have been implemented in these centers, the reduced capacity, 33 percent at first, which will expand as the region progresses in the phases of de-escalation.

Likewise, a waiting system has been established at the access, by means of signage on the ground, to guarantee compliance with the 2-meter safety distance.

Similarly, museum staff are protected by methacrylate partitions, disinfecting solutions, masks and gloves. The masks will also be given to visitors, since their use will be mandatory.

On the other hand, museums They will not give visitors physical tickets or brochures, catalogs, audio guides or any other type of material on physical support. Therefore, these tools will be provided virtually through web links and QR codes.

Further, use of headphones and touchscreens will be avoided, opting for solutions that do not require individual manipulation of the devices.

Customer service staff could limit the residence time in each space and vary the tour of the museum, in order to avoid crowds.

The use of the locker service and cloakroom will not be allowed, and the stairs will be used preferably, limiting the use of the elevators to the essential minimum.

Refering to attention to researchers, It will be done by prior appointment and the documentation consulted will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine. For their part, the activities, workshops and cultural mediation will be offered exclusively virtually.

All centers will have explanatory signage of these security and protection measures, information that may also be consulted through the website of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.