COVID-19 Update

July 1st Update:

The BC Government has moved to Stage 3 of the BC Restart plan. As restrictions lift we will be relaxing the covid precautions gradually. Everyone will have different circumstances, for example level of vaccination, and varying comfort levels. Please be considerate, patient and kind as we navigate these next stages. The Arts Station team are doing our best to accommodate everyone and manage increased programming in the building. 

The Gallery is open for viewing in person and online head to > In the gallery Now .

Studio appointments are still available for booking on an individual basis. Head to Studio appointments for hours and booking. Please still pre-book appointments to assist us in managing capacity and different needs. Drop in appointments will not be guaranteed.

Check out the events calendar to see what is on offer for programming, pre registration is required

If you wish to speak with staff email info@theartsstation.com or call 250-423-4842.

The following procedures are in place to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 and applies to all employees, visitors and contractors working for, with or around The Arts Station.

  • Remain at home if symptomatic;

  • anyone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days must self-isolate at home; symptoms include fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and new muscle aches or headache.

  • anyone under the direction of the provincial health officer to self-isolate must follow those instructions.

  • Anyone who has arrived from outside of Canada, or who is a contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.

  • Attendees and visitors to the building will be asked to confirm they meet the above requirements.

  • If anyone begins to feel ill during their time in the building they must:

    • immediately remove themselves from others and arrange to leave the premises at the earliest possible time.

    • inform management. 

  • Management will;

    • complete a record of the person and illness.

    • arrange for a cleaning of the workstation and touch points.

Mask requirements & maintain physical distancing:

  • Masks are recommended in indoor public settings for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. 

    • You’re fully vaccinated 14 days after dose 2.

    • Masks are optional for children aged 2 to 12.

    • Proof of vaccination does not need to be provided.

    • Some people may choose to continue to wear a mask after they’re fully vaccinated and that’s okay. 

  • Masks will be required to be worn to enter The Arts Station facility to move around and in public shared spaces i.e washrooms. Once participants are in the programming space they may remove their mask, however, different people have different comfort levels and this is ok. Please consider others and be kind.

  • The Arts Station is a shared facility with an independent restaurant the Blue Toque, in shared spaces masks should be worn such as washroom facilities.

  • For appointment bookings if you would prefer to be in a space by yourself please make a note when booking or speak with staff. We will do our best to accommodate this request as availability permits. This may require a different space i.e mountain room for pottery studio time.

  • Attendees must also continue to;

  • Maintain a distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between others wherever possible or;

  • Use physical barriers such as plexiglass between people.

  • Windows will also be opened to encourage air circulation where possible and/or air filtration systems turned on. 

  • One way system of entrance and exit. Please follow signage.

Hygiene

  • Regular hand washing:

  • Everyone must wash their hands, including upon arriving, before and after breaks, after handling cash or other materials, before and after handling common tools and equipment.

  • Provide hand sanitiser at entrance/exit and common areas.

Cleaning protocol

  • Professional cleaning & disinfect 5 times per week.

 Gallery

  • Online and in person viewing is available. 

  • Limited numbers are permitted to enter at once to maintain physical distancing.

Studio Appointments

  • Please still pre-book appointments to assist us in managing capacity and different needs. Drop in appointments will not be guaranteed.

  • Covid questionnaire in the booking system and on entry to the facility.

  • Limited numbers in each space to allow for physical distancing.

While we are doing our best to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19, we cannot guarantee the prevention of exposure. Please note you are using the facilities at your own risk. Please take precautions to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. If you are at high-risk please consider remaining at home and participating via our virtual options.