Corona Virus COVID 19 gallery safety guidelines

Coronavirus COVID-19 Gallery Guidelines

Safety is paramount. As lockdown measures ease, Art by Osian has reopened its doors to the public. We are implementing rigid Coronavirus COVID-19 Gallery Guidelines for visiting the gallery. We shall adhere to the Government’s Guidance and The Arts Council of Wales recommendations. This is to facilitate social distancing and ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.

The team will be maintaining social distancing measures with colleagues, friends and visitors. Rigorous personal hygiene is already in place with frequent washing of hands. In addition, a regular disinfecting regime is already in place. This includes frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces inside and out of the gallery.

Our opening hours will be: Monday-Saturday, 10:00-14:00 for the time being.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unwell and have symptoms please stay at home and follow the NHS advice about coronavirus.

Safety Guidelines at Art by Osian

It is not necessary to book an appointment to visit the gallery, however in order to manage the visitors’ flow only two people from the same household will be allowed into the gallery at any one time. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times and should not, under any circumstance, be allowed to touch any surface or artwork in the gallery.

Firstly, wearing of face coverings is optional in Wales. Secondly, our staff will be wearing masks as a precautionary measure. Thirdly, hand sanitiser is available near the entrance. We ask all visitors to make use of this upon arrival inline with our Coronavirus COVID-19 Gallery Guidelines

Exhibition text is displayed on the gallery wall and a link is provided to our website where further information is accessible via your personal devices.

Please note there will be no access to Art by Osian’s communal spaces including toilets.

WHAT WE ARE DOING

Putting Hand Gels at entry + exit doors

Changing our work routines and opening times to keep our staff and you safe

Running an appointment service if required so you can see the gallery /come to the shop alone

Introducing a collection service so you can see and buy safely (and a delivery service for smaller items)

Introducing a flow system

Re-organising our stock and shop so you can keep safe and keep your distance

Limiting the number of people in the space at any one time

Allowing you to pack your own purchases if you prefer

Washing our hands regularly

Not coming in if we have symptoms

Social Distancing

Providing our staff with masks, gloves and personal safety materials

Increasing our cleaning schedules

WHAT WE ASK YOU TO DO

Stay away if you have a cough, fever or have lost your sense of taste or smell

Keep your distance

Respect our staff

Use the hand gel on your way in

Pay by card only

Try not to touch the stock unless you are buying

Don’t sit on the chairs

Try to shop alone if possible

Look after children

If you have any questions about any of these safety measures in place, please send us an email at hello@osiangwent.com

We look forward to safely welcoming you back to Art by Osian.

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