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Barça are open once again to look after their members and visitors. The facilities at Les Corts are back up and running with the Museum, the Barça Store and the public attention offices for Barça fans the OAB, OAE and OAP all now open with the necessary security and protection measures firmly in place required by the recent coronavirus inspired public health crisis. The first fans to walk through the doors at the Barça facilities were Jorge, recently 18 years of age and a patient at the Oncology Unit at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Barcelona. The teenager was accompanied at the Museum by Robot Pol and the vicepresident of the Club's Commercial Area, Oriol Tomàs as well as the director of the Barça Foundation, Mària Vallès, the director of the Abidal Foudation, Hayet Abidal and the director of the Museum, Jordi Penas.
The director of the Abidal Foundation, Hayet Abidal, said: "We are very happy that a young patient from the Sant Joan de Déu hospital, with the help of Robot Pol, has been the leading figure in the reopening. It is a symbolical event as it means that from today many other children who find themselves in hospital will be able to experience a visit to the Barça Museum and Camp Nou. This joint project between the Abidal Foundation and the Barça Foundation is a source of hope for lots of children."
Closer to the local public
The Club, at this point in the season, normally welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world, however, this year things are a little different due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Barça want to encourage local residents and those from Catalonia to come to Camp Nou and discover the delights of the Museum. For that reason they have launched a special reduced price of 10 euros for residents in Catalonia. The Club also reminds members that they can access the Museum for free and between 12 and 30 June they can also gain free access for another visitor too. "This is the most visited museum in Catalonia and we want to bring it closer to the fans from the city and from Catalonia and to remind them that members have free entrance," highlights Oriol Tomàs.
El Robot Pol, al Museu del Club
The Barça Store has also reopened as have the public attention offices, following the hygiene and security protocols, 'Clean and secure space.' "The reopening of the Barça Museum and the Barça Store and OAB offices is a return to normality and very positive news. Barça have carried out all the necessary measures to be able to reopen safely. We are very happy to be able to open again close to the return of footballing competition and we do so with an very special offer aimed at our most local fans," added Oriol Tomàs.
Members and fans, given the current situation and to guarantee the best service possible, will need to make an appointment at the OAB is they need assistance and hey can do so via the web. The Social Office will be open from Monday to Friday and on Saturday 13 June from 10am to 1pm CEST for personal attention.
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