Visitors advised to practise social distancing as gallery reopens

Wani Roslan

Under the Operational Readiness Level I, the Brunei History Centre Gallery resumed its operations yesterday after a long closure since March following the COVID-19 outbreak in
the Sultanate.

Deputy Principal of Brunei History Centre Hanafi bin Haji Salleh highlighted that preventive measures are taken to ensure that the facility will comply with the guidelines set by the government. “With 30 per cent capacity, our gallery can accommodate up to 24 visitors at a time during which they will be divided into three groups (eight visitors per group) where they will be separated and taken into different parts of the gallery,” he said.

He underlined that visitors will only be allowed to enter the gallery for one hour and are encouraged to wear a face mask throughout their visit and to scan their BruHealth QR code before and after their visit to the facility.

“Body temperature will be taken, and only green and yellow codes of BruHealth can enter.

Hand sanitisers are also provided and they also need to practise social distancing throughout their visit,” he said. He pointed out that any visitor with symptoms will not be allowed to enter the gallery while visitors are also advised to avoid any physical contact.

The Brunei History Centre is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm, and on Sunday from 8am to noon. Visitors who wish to visit the gallery must comply with the Ministry of Health guidelines.

The Brunei History Centre Gallery, among the exhibition galleries under the Operational Readiness Level I, opened its doors to the public yesterday after closure since March following the COVID-19 outbreak in the Sultanate. All preventive measures are being taken to ensure that the facility complies with the guidelines set by the government.
Deputy Principal of Brunei History Centre Hanafi bin Haji Salleh
An exhibit at the Brunei History Centre Gallery. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR