SYAM COVID Secure Measures

In order to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible, and to keep our staff and volunteers safe, we have implemented a number of measures to meet the Government's COVID Secure Guidelines and our efforts have been recognised with the "Good to Go" accreditation from Visit England.


In order to meet our COVID Secure measures, Our visitors are asked to bear the following in mind:

  • A One Way system has been introduced through our display buildings - our Main Hangar, Building 19, Building 21 and the Royal Observer Corps Display). In the Main Hangar and Building 19, Arrows have been painted onto the floor, with signposts at potential pinch points reminding our visitors of their responsibility to adhere to Social Distancing guidelines. In our other display buildings, there will be regular directional signposts to guide visitors through the one way system.

  • The museum shop and café remain open, and contactless payments (available up to £45) are actively encouraged in all instances. As our shop and café building is quite small and could form a bottleneck, we ask all visitors to not enter the shop until the counter is clear. A separate exit route from the museum will be in use.

  • With the restrictions that are still in place, our usual offerings in the café have been suspended, but a limited range of drinks and snacks are being made available in takeaway containers. Our indoor seating area has been closed, but additional socially distanced seating has been made available outside. As usual, visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and use the outdoor seating areas provided.

  • Our toilet facilities will be open as normal, with an increased frequency of cleaning implemented. Please do take care to maintain social distancing and remember to follow the Government's hand washing advice.

  • Due to the current restrictions, some of our interactive displays will remain closed for the foreseeable future due to the potentially higher risk of transmission that they present.

  • Hand sanitiser has been made available at the entrance to all buildings and cleaning products have been provided at high touch points.

  • Face Coverings must be worn inside all museum buildings in line with the law (Unless exempt)


An Increased cleaning regime has also been implemented across the museum site to try and minimise the possibility of COVID Transmission, but visitors are reminded of the requirement to adhere to Social Distancing and the wearing of Face Covering inside buildings at all times during their visit to the museum.


In addition to our COVID Secure measures, We also have to comply with the NHS Test and Trace legislation. From the 18th May when the museum reopens to the public, all visitors over the age of 16 will be required to either check in using the NHS Test and Trace app by scanning the QR Code located at the museum entrance, or to provide their Name and Contact telephone number or Email address for the purpose of test and Trace should the need arise. All data will be held securely, and destroyed three weeks after its provision in line with the Test and Trace legislation.


We hope that your visit to the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum will be safe and enjoyable!

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