Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art

COVID-19 health and safety protocols

1. Things to note when entering the museum

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you refrain from entering the building if you:

  • Have a temperature of 37.5℃ or higher
  • Feel unwell or have any symptoms such as a sore throat
  • Have visited a country or region with a widespread infection within the past two weeks

Additional notes

Please observe the following in the museum.

  • Please disinfect your hands with hand sanitizer.
  • We monitor the temperatures of visitors using thermography and other devices. Please refrain from entering the museum if you have a temperature of 37.5℃ or higher, or feel unwell.
  • Please register with the Hokkaido Coronavirus Notification System or provide contact information for one of the members of your group and the number of people accompanying them. The personal information provided will be used only for the purpose of preventing the infection and spread of the new coronavirus and will not be used for any other purposes.
  • Please wear a mask even if you have no symptoms, and observe cough etiquette.
  • Please keep an adequate distance from other visitors by using the markers at 2-meter intervals as a guide. Please note that it may take some time to enter the museum when it is crowded.
  • Please refrain from talking loudly.
  • Please wash your hands with soap in the restroom.

2. Registration of contact information

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections, we ask that you provide us with your contact information when you enter the museum, either by registering your e-mail address with the Hokkaido Coronavirus Notification System or by filling out a form. 
We recommend that you fill out the form in advance and bring it with you when you visit the museum to ensure a smooth entrance.

Registration of contact information 1

Registration of e-mail addresses using the Hokkaido Coronavirus Notification System

Use your phone to scan the QR code posted at the museum when you enter the museum, allowing you to register your e-mail address on the screen that appears. 
For more information on the Hokkaido Coronavirus Notification System, please click here.

Registration of contact information 2

Filling out the emergency contact information form.

You can download the form here.

The New Hokkaido Style Safety Declaration

The Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art is committed to the "Seven practices" protocol.

  1. We make sure that our staff members wear face masks and wash their hands.
    • Ensuring hand washing, mask, and cough etiquette
  2. We conduct thorough health monitoring of our staff.
    • Making sure that the staff check their physical condition before coming to work.
  3. We ventilate the facility.
    • Ventilating the building using air conditioners and other equipment.
  4. We regularly disinfect and clean the facility.
    • Having alcohol disinfectant available
    • Conducting regular cleaning
  5. We make an effort to reduce physical contact.
    • Displaying footprints at the reception desk, shops, and other places
    • Ensuring social distance in exhibition rooms, and other places
  6. We also ask visitors to observe cough etiquette and wash their hands.
    • Displaying notices in the facility or reminding visitors.
  7. We work with local people to make our community more resistant to infections.
    • We would appreciate the cooperation of everyone in the steps to prevent infections.

Infection Prevention Measures at the Obihiro Museum of Art

Avoiding conditions that increase the risk of outbreaks

Small, enclosed spaces with poor ventilation.

We regularly ventilate the building by using the air-conditioner and opening the entrances of the galleries while taking care to keep the artworks in good condition.

People speaking in close proximity

We ask visitors to refrain from talking in the galleries or at events

Inadequate social distancing

We set staggered entry times to avoid congestion in the galleries and at event venues

We are taking extensive measures to prevent infection through droplets and other factors

Ensuring proper cough etiquette (urging visitors to wear masks in crowded places) and taking other necessary steps

  • We urge visitors to wear masks, emphasizing the need for mask use and handwashing through posters and other means.
    (We ask those who do not have a mask to use a handkerchief or wear a simple makeshift mask and provide them with materials for making one.)
  • We warn visitors who are feeling unwell at the reception desk and via notices.
This applies to those who:
  • are feeling unwell
  • have had a fever or cold-like symptoms within the past two weeks
  • have visited areas or countries with widespread infections within the past two weeks
  • We require museum staff members to wear masks

Washing and disinfecting hands with soap and sanitizer when entering the building

  • We have hand sanitizer at the entrance and in front of each room
  • We disinfect doorknobs, handrails, and other high-contact surfaces regularly