Diefenbunker set to re-open Feb. 2

Special to WC Online

CARP – With some of the latest COVID-19 lockdown restrictions being lifted starting Jan. 31, the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum will re-open on Feb. 2.

“Our blast doors are reopening on Feb. 2,” Diefenbunker staff released in a statement yesterday (Jan. 25). “We look forward to safely welcoming you back underground. In accordance with the Government of Ontario guidelines, the museum will reopen on Wednesday, Feb. 2, operating at 50 per cent capacity. We strongly recommend buying your tickets online in advance of your visit.”

Diefenbunker staff are taking other measures to ensure the safety of visitors.

“To ensure your safety, and that of your family, as well as our staff and volunteers, we’ve put extensive safety measures in place, changed how you purchase your tickets, and introduced some new ways to explore the bunker,” staff said. “The safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. When you’re ready, we’re ready for you. We thank you for your patience and continued support.”

Visitors will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are mandatory inside the museum. Staff will be using enhanced cleaning protocols; provide sanitation stations throughout the museum; and facilitate social distancing. The museum will only be accepting online and card payments.

“Our staff will be cleaning restrooms, exhibits, and high-touch areas throughout the day,” the Diefenbunker said. “All our staff are required to be fully vaccinated and to wear masks in public spaces. They will have their temperature checked when reporting to work and anyone experiencing any sign of illness will be sent home. We’ve added even more hand-sanitizing stations (returning visitors will know that we already had many in place). We have closed high-touch areas and exhibits temporarily.”

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