As visitor spaces start to open up again, beacons can help protect against the virus. Sites such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy are providing social distancing wearables to remind visitors to maintain social distance.
Now is a good time to think about introducing app-based tour guides. These allow visitors to take tours without a human tour guide, without a close group and without touching an audio guide. Visitors can view expanded exhibit information in an app rather than interacting with an exhibit such as pressing a button. Additional safety information can be provided to visitors as they tour rather than at the site entrance where it might be ignored.