galeri


Covid-19

The purpose of this page is to try and answer as many questions as possible regarding the situation with COVID-19 and Galeri.

The vast majority of Galeri’s staff remain furloughed and this page will be updated as regularly as we can over the coming weeks/months.

We would like to thank you all for your continued cooperation, messages of support and your patience as we try to re-open.

Re-opening Galeri in stages
Our reopening plans will be in stages based on the legislation set by the authorities and the viability of reopening activities:

Stage Date Intention
1 27.07.20 Re-opening to resident companies
2 03.08.20 Re-opening the Café Bar
3 TBC Re-starting the cinema programme
4 TBC Re-opening the conferencing/meeting facilities
5 TBC Re-starting the artistic programme (live events, exhibitions, Sbarc, workshops etc)

As we have been preparing to re-open, and in accordance with the guidelines we have been working on new operating systems to re-open as safely as possible to protect everyone.

Among the new systems in place are:

When entering Galeri, we will be taking everyone’s temperature and some personal details. If you (or a member of your group) will have a temperature of 37.5ᵒc or higher unfortunately we will not allow you into the building. The details required on arrival (for “Test, Trace, Protect” purposes) are:

New operating systems in place
In line with the relevant guidelines and legislation we have introduced new systems/operations within Galeri. These include:

Re-scheduling postponed events
We have been working behind the scenes to try and re-schedule as many events as possible with artists and promoters. As it stands, this table displays the situation with regards to re-arranged, cancelled and to be confirmed comments. Please note these are subject to change as government guidelines are yet to be confirmed regarding re-opening and tours may be further postponed.

Tickets
If you had/have a ticket to an event in Galeri during the pandemic, our Box Office team will be in touch when they return to work. The Box Office is currently closed with the staff furloughed so once we can, we will be in touch. Please do not attempt to contact us.

Gift Vouchers
We will extend all gift vouchers once the event/cinema programme resumes.

PRIMA membership
Once the event/cinema programme resumes, the PRIMA memberships will be extended for the months lost due to the pandemic.

Customer details: Test, trace, protect
When entering Galeri, we will be taking everyone’s temperature and some personal details. If you (or a member of your group) will have a temperature of 37.5ᵒc or higher unfortunately we will not allow you into the building. The details required on arrival (for “Test, Trace, Protect” purposes) are: Name (of one member of the group) - Telephone number - Time of arrival/departure  - Purpose of your visit.

Our staff
All of our staff have been given COVID-19 specific training and on the new systems in place here in Galeri in line with the regulations. Our staff will wear PPE when required to deal with the public and will work in smaller teams than usual as well as observing social distancing wherever possible.

Masks
Our staff will wear PPE/masks when it is required. As it stands, there is no regulation for the public to wear masks, but you are welcome to wear if you feel more comfortable in doing so.

Café Bar
We strongly advise reserving your table in advance. The menu, opening hours and table reservation options can be found here.

Cinema
Despite cinemas being allowed to re-open here in Wales (since 27.07.20), we have decided not to re-open at this stage. The main reasons being:

  1. We need more time to evaluate and implement the new systems based on the regulations
  2. The film releases are minimal (the main releases have been pushed back/cancelled)
  3. The additional costs associated with re-opening and the smaller capacity makes it unfeasible at the moment

We have identified the opening of the cinema as the next stage in our plan. This will be based on the economics, demand and of course the film choice(s).

Live events
As it stands, the Welsh Government haven’t issued any dates on allowing theatres to re-open. Without this information we are rather limited with being able to programme/schedule events. The social distancing regulations is also likely to impact on the events programme.

Exhibitions
We are working on a new schedule/diary of exhibitions. A further announcement will follow regarding this.

Sbarc
There is no confirmation at this point as to when the Sbarc project will re-start. We will contact parents over the coming months to discuss options and gather feedback.

Room bookings
To discuss hiring Galeri for meetings, conferences, rehearsals or for a wedding reception – please email iona.davies@galericaernarfon.com.