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Louvre Abu Dhabi partners with VPS Healthcare to provide visitors and staff with a safe experience

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced a new partnership with VPS Healthcare, an integrated healthcare service provider headquartered in Abu Dhabi, to offer a comprehensive plan to provide COVID-19 precautionary measures and further ensure the safety of the museum’s staff and visitors.

Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, said,  “We are so pleased to engage in this innovative partnership with VPS Healthcare. For our reopening, Louvre Abu Dhabi is furthering its commitment to being a mindful museum. 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.”

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare, said, “We are proud to partner with Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is one of the most prominent cultural sites and landmarks in Abu Dhabi. VPS Healthcare and Burjeel Hospital will be supporting in providing the safest environment for visitors and staff at the museum. 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.”  

VPS Healthcare will offer several initiatives including continuous COVID-19 testing for the museum’s staff as part of the UAE Government’s National Screening Programme. Infection control webinars will also be arranged for staff, presented by professionals from VPS Healthcare.

Additionally, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s healthcare partner will provide the museum with nurses to oversee the thermal screening areas for visitors, while supporting risk mitigation of COVID-19 by conducting regular audits to ensure that the museum is adhering to the health and safety guidelines set forth by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).

Louvre Abu Dhabi is proud to receive the Go Safe certification issued by DCT Abu Dhabi, awarded to tourist destinations across the emirate that demonstrate the highest level of health and safety standards. The first programme of its kind in the region, the Go Safe certification requires destinations including hotels, attractions, malls and other public venues to undergo self-assessments according to the guidelines supplied by DCT Abu Dhabi.