Towards Reopening – COVID-19 Update

Date published: 19 Aug 2020

Posted by: Suzannah Bedford

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City Arts is looking forward to welcoming participants, artists and visitors back to our building.

Much of our core work is with vulnerable people, including those with complex health needs. Because of this, we have taken the decision to be cautious in our re-opening to the public.

We are planning small changes to the ground floor. These will ensure our building is as safe, accessible and welcoming as possible. You can contribute your ideas for the building by completing this survey.

We are following current Government guidelines regarding returning to our office.  Staff will visit the building roughly 1 day per week during August and September. We will observe social distancing at all times.

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020.
We confirm we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.
We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here.
We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance.
We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home.
We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace.
Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk.
Government workplace COVID-secure notice.

We hope to be partially open by the end of the year. It is our ambition to be hosting groups by end of March 2021. This is of course subject to change, pending developments. Read our COVID-19 risk assessment.

In the meantime, please keep in touch via our website and social media.  Join our next Artist’s Coffee Morning (next date coming soon on our What’s On page). We would love to hear from you.

As we are unable to showcase artists and participant’s work in our window, we are bringing more of this work online. We continue to offer a platform for the voices of artists who have taken a non-traditional route into the arts or who feel marginalised by the art world.

Look out for, like and share our #WINDOWONTHEWORLD artist takeovers on Instagram and this blog. Please help us evaluate this work by taking our Digital Audiences Survey.

Kindest regards

Suzannah Bedford
Director, City Arts