We are so glad we can reopen on 15th June – and have been working hard on our risk assessment and safety policies which are set out in detail below:

Please don’t come into the gallery if you are unwell or think you may have symptoms.

In the exciting event we get a queue please queue to your left when facing the doors. Signs will be displayed in our windows but it’s commons sense really. The pavement is narrow. You will be six seagulls apart and watch out for pedestrians passing and traffic too.

We think one person or a couple or one family group at a time would be safest for everyone.

We don’t insist you wear a  mask as this is not yet required under the guidelines but are happy for you to do so. If it becomes a requirement we will wear one too. We will be wearing face visors and have installed 2 screens around the desk for everyone’s comfort and safety.

If accidentally there happens to be people from different households in the gallery together please observe the 6 ft social distancing rules. It is big enough for you to avoid others if you need to and we will be alert to controlling this whilst open.

The rules nclude staying 6 feet away from the other person etc (we’re sure you know by now!) and we will observe the rules when serving you too. Think of the width of 6 seagulls…and if you don’t comply we may make you into a pie and feed you to the seagulls as in previous years.

Please point this out to your offspring!

When you come in please have a browse around – all the doors will be open to ensure good air flow and to avoid unnecessary contact points.

All knobs and door handles will be regularly wiped and sanitized. Very rigorous cleaning routines have been put in place for each day at the start of business, during opening hours and at the end of the day. We will be washing our hands all the time.

Please use the sanitizer at the door and on the desk as liberally as you like for your hands and any other bits you feel need sorting.

We would like to take cash for purchases under £5.00 but over this would encourage you to use contactless payments. Don’t worry – we can sanitize the card machine (and you/your card) with our magic spray and wipes.

Please try and avoid too much touching of things you are not intending to buy – but we can quarantine items so do have a try on of scarves and jewellery. We will just take the items off sale for 72 hours and with jewellery will give it an additional thorough soapy wash etc. Please be assured we will be very strict about this.

We will be opening for longer hours so everyone has a chance to look. If you would be happier with a private appointment you have only to ask

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ONLINE SUPPORT IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS – IT HAS MEANT A GREAT DEAL TO US..