NIFF Safety Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Nara International Film Festival is taking the following measures in accordance with the “Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention in Movie Theaters” announced by the Japan Association of Theatre Owners on May 14, 2020.

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    In order to prevent any long lines or crowds, we will be selling tickets through prior reservation.

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    We will place alcohol-based hand sanitizer at the entrance of all venues, and request guests use it.

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    At the entrance of every venue, we will measure the temperature of each guest. Anyone with a temperature of 37.5 or higher will not be allowed inside the venue.

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    Wearing a mask is a condition to enter the venue, and we will provide masks to those who don’t have one.

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    We will urge people to keep at least 1 meter (if possible, 2 meters) apart from one another at entrances and shops.

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    At the counter to verify pre-purchased tickets, we will install a clear plastic curtain to separate our staff from the guests.

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    Inside the theater, we will be sure to create enough distance around each guest on all sides.

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    We will keep the doors open during the film to ventilate the theater.

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    For every film, we will disinfect the doorknobs, handrails, and any other place that is touched by many people.

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    We will regularly ventilate and disinfect the tables, chairs, etc. in our lobbies and rest areas.

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    In the restrooms, we will regularly disinfect any place that is touched by many people, and provide liquid soap and manual hand sanitizer.

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    We will check the temperature of all of our staff thoroughly throughout the day, and anyone with a temperature of 37.5 degrees or higher will not participate.

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    We will have alcohol-based hand sanitizer at all of the entrances and exits to our venues, and will use it regularly.

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    Masks will be required for all of our staff. Staff members who interact with many guests at information booths, etc. will wear a full face guard.

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