COVID19 Submitting work to the Gallery
It is impossible to keep everyone safe if we keep to our old ways of doing things. I have often walked into the Gallery during the year when it is full of visitors to submit cards, or bring a new painting and added my submissions to the confusion on the desk.
I could not do that now; the desk where the Custodian sits does not need the contamination from my bags and contents, the Custodian needs to manage visitor numbers not get all my paperwork out on demand.
In future I will make an appointment with Georgia our Gallery manager and arrive at 10 am on the day she suggests, sanitising my hands as I enter. I will have until 10.30 to unpack my submissions in the studio and add to my paperwork, carrying my submissions upstairs to put in place ( because I'm happy to nip up and down stairs, if not leave everything in the studio). I'll wipe the table I was using and take all my packaging home. I won't even be breaking the current law, I am allowed to meet with one other household after all, as long as I socially distance.
From 4 July:
you can meet in groups of up to two households (your support bubble counts as one household) in any location - public or private, indoors or outdoors. You do not always have to meet with the same household - you can meet with different households at different times. However, it remains the case - even inside someone’s home - that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble.