What will change on 19 July?
In line with Government guidance we are asking visitors to wear a face covering when inside the Gallery, unless they are exempt. The Government’s latest guidance makes it clear that Step 4 does not mark the end of the pandemic or the need for caution and restraint and lists wearing face coverings among the key protections.
As the Government guidance points out: ‘While we are moving away from most legal restrictions, the guidance is there to help us all act responsibly. While prevalence is high, it is essential that everybody follows the guidance and takes action to protect themselves and others.’
Our priority is the safety of all our visitors and staff. Asking visitors to wear a face covering is among the measures we have put in place to ensure everyone can enjoy their visit to the Gallery safely. We will continue to review our approach in line with Government guidance and feedback from our visitors.
Greater Manchester Cultural Venues – COVID-19 Pledge: As theatres, museums and galleries across the city-region begin to re-open their doors and spring to life once again, as a sector, we want to reassure audiences and visitors alike that your health and wellbeing is our upmost priority. No two venues will respond to the introduction of Stage 4 of the Government’s ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ in exactly the same way. Our venues are different sizes, shapes and operate in different ways appropriate to the needs of those individual businesses. What is consistent, however, is the thrill and excitement our artists, production companies, staff and volunteers feel at the thought of being able to share great art and culture with you again face to face. It has been a tough old time, but we’re back, side by side and cannot wait for you to join us.