The Chair of the Lord Howe Island Board was advised on 25th September that the Federal Minister for Health and Medical Research, Brad Hazzard, has signed the Public Health (COVID-19 Lord Howe Island) Order (no 4) Repeal Order 2020 which repeals the current Public Health (COVID-19 Lord Howe Island) Order as requested by the Board, with effect on and from Friday 2 October.
This means that visitors will be able to access Lord Howe from the morning of Friday 2 October.
The Museum has made all the appropriate provisions, developing a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and establishing a register for visitors. By the time the first tourists arrive, we are confident that we will be able to comply with all the necessary regulations.
We are conscious of the fact the renovation of the Historical Gallery is currently underway, and access to certain areas of the Museum will be restricted. Consequently we have decided to delay opening of the galleries for a further three weeks, until Saturday 24th October, to ensure that your visit is as enjoyable as possible. The Coral Café will be open to residents and staff from 2nd October.
We look forward to welcoming you back.