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How Louvre Abu Dhabi Is Putting Safety First

In a bid to preserve the safety and health of visitors and staff, Louvre Abu Dhabi has joined hands with VPS Healthcare to provide precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19


Louvre Abu Dhabi’s exterior © Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photography by Mohamed Somji


Several initiatives have been set in place including perpetual COVID-19 testing and infection control webinars. “We are proud to partner with Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is one of the most prominent cultural sites and landmarks in Abu Dhabi," says Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare.


"The reopening of the museum signifies how effectively the UAE Government has tackled the spread of COVID-19 in the country. VPS Healthcare has been working in close association with government and health regulatory bodies from the beginning of the outbreak. We will be utilising the expertise and experience gained from working on the ground in providing the best experience for visitors at the museum.”



Louvre Abu Dhabi’s plaza © Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photography by Mohamed Somji


VPS Healthcare will also provide the museum with nurses who will supervise the thermal screening areas for visitors while ensuring the health and safety guidelines are adhered to. Louvre Abu Dhabi has received the Go Safe certification issued by DCT Abu Dhabi, which is only provided to businesses and venues demonstrating the highest level of health and safety standards according to DCT Abu Dhabi guidelines.


"For our reopening, Louvre Abu Dhabi is furthering its commitment to being a mindful museum," says Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi. "Offering the safest experience possible is a key element of this mission. As our healthcare partner, VPS will provide key resources and expertise that will allow us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our staff and visitors. I am thrilled to see the art and medical communities come together through this unique collaboration. We look forward to working closely with VPS now and into the future as Abu Dhabi marks its steps towards recovery.”


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