COVID-19 Safety Plan

Terrill Welch Gallery Visitor Information

First level protection (elimination): We limit the number of people at the gallery and ensure physical distance whenever possible:

Online shopping is encouraged and online viewing tools and conversations have been enhanced to lower the need to browse the gallery artwork in person.

Individual appointments are arranged whenever possible.

Only two visitors allowed in a gallery room at a time.

Masks are required at all times by both business owner and visitors at this time.

Distances of 2 meters or more are required at all times if individuals are from different households.

Hand sanitizer is provided and requested to be used when entering the gallery.

Everyone is requested to stay home if unwell or sick and to not visit the gallery.

Local and some regional delivery is offered, in addition to shipping, in order to limit the number of gallery visitors.

Whenever possible, gallery customers visits are arranged for days when other businesses in the building are closed to reduce cross exposure.

The gallery owner’s winter painting studio has been moved to her home at this time to enable primarily working from home.

Second level protection (engineering) such as barriers and partitions:

Barrier are not practical in our gallery rooms. However, space is left as open and clear of objects as possible to allow for distancing of 2 meters or more at all times.

Third level protection (administrative) such as rules and guidelines:

Door knobs, light switches, desk area and devices are wiped down on days that the gallery is accessed.

Individual appointments are arranged whenever possible. Online shopping is encouraged.

Only two visitors allowed in a gallery room at a time.

Masks are required at all times by both business owner and visitors at this time.

Distances of 2 meters or more are required at all times if from different households.

Hand sanitizer is provided and requested to be used when entering the gallery.

Everyone is requested to stay home if unwell or sick and not to visit the gallery.

Fourth level protection (using masks):

Masks are required to be worn at all times by both business owner and visitors while in the gallery at this time.

If a visitor is unable to wear a mask for any reason, then alternative services will be provided such as online viewing and shopping or meeting outside in the yard while maintaining more than 2 meters distance to provide the best protection.

Cleaning protocols:

Door knobs, light switches, desk area and devices are wiped down on the days that the gallery is accessed by gallery owner and visitors.

Hand sanitizer is provided and requested to be used when entering the gallery by gallery owner or neighboring business.

In summary: Both rooms of the Terrill Welch Gallery are OPEN by appointment, 2 people maximum. Hand sanitizer is provided, physical distancing of 2 metres and more is possible and masks are required. And, of course, please stay home if you are unwell.

The Terrill Welch Gallery is taking extensive precautions. We continue to answer phone calls and emails and fulfill requests for viewing and purchasing original paintings as usual. In addition to our in person viewing options, we are now also offering appointments for VIP video call visits to both gallery rooms. These video call visits by Zoom, FaceBook messenger video or iPhone FaceTime usually take about 30-45 minutes. We are excited about this new option for more vulnerable serious fans and art collectors and those for who are not able to travel to our beautiful island at this time.

For those waiting for non-essential travel to be allowed or encourage from your location , we look forward to seeing you in person as soon as we are safely able to do so for our small rural Mayne Island community.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to enhancing your art viewing and purchasing opportunities in whatever way safely works for you.

Let’s be safe, creative, well and kind!

Terrill Welch, landscape painter and gallery owner

cell: 250 744 4560 email: tawelch@shaw.ca