In response to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Victoria’s Shrine of Remembrance has closed its doors to public access – effective immediately and until further notice, subject to weekly review.
CEO of the Shrine Dean Lee said heightened anxiety and perceptions of risk amongst the Shrine’s patrons and personnel, reinforced by today’s decision by Museums Victoria, the State Library and the National Gallery of Victoria, caused him to conclude that closure was in the best interests of the Shrine, its staff, volunteers and patrons.
“The 2020 Anzac Day Dawn Service will proceed in some form, however it is likely Victorians will be asked to commemorate on this important day by watching the Service on television, or via the Shrine’s Facebook or Youtube channel,” Mr Lee said.
“Further information will be provided in the coming weeks.
“Updates will also be posted to the Shrine’s Facebook page.”