Safety plan

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Legacy Downtown is open!


We are so excited to welcome you into our downtown gallery.

Our hours are:

Wednesday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Thursday (June - August): 10am - 7pm


Covid-19 Safety Protocols

Please see UVic's website for the university's response to Covid-19. 

Please note the following guidelines when visiting the gallery:

  1. A sign posted on front door asks visitors to self-assess before entering the gallery according to the self-assessment tool at https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en
  2. Masks are required to be worn in the gallery by all visitors and staff. 
  3. Hand sanitizer is available for visitors upon entry.
  4. Signage in lobby and throughout gallery reminds visitors to respect physical distancing of 2 meters while in the gallery.
  5. Existing occupancy limits will be maintained. A maximum of 10 visitors are allowed in the gallery at a time. Staff will manage numbers and encourage people to return later if capacity is reached. Maximum capacity of interior galleries is posted. Maximum 2 people in Inner Gallery and under mezzanine space.
  6. Visitors will be greeted and oriented to the space by gallery staff from behind a plexiglas screen at the front desk. Floor arrows are installed in order to guide visitors safely through the exhibitions.
  7. Prior to coming to work, it is mandatory that each Legacy Gallery staff member self-assess according to the self-assessment tool at: https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en. No staff member who is feeling ill or has symptoms will be permitted to enter the gallery.
  8. The gallery receives a deep clean and sanitization each morning. Staff sanitize all surfaces such as handles, knobs, switches and washroom fixtures half-way through the day according to Work Safe BC guidelines: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/information-sheets/covid-19-health-safety-cleaning-disinfecting?lang=enand as needed.
  9. Staff are trained in and follow physical distancing, cleaning and personal hygiene protocol as according to Work Safe BC guidelines https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/posters/help-prevent-spread-covid-19-handwashing?lang=en. Staff are committed to all aspects of the gallery’s full safety plan.
  10. Any in-person or public events are reduced to half capacity, and proof of vaccination is required to attend. Eating and drinking are not permitted in the gallery. 
  11. Collection Research is currently restricted to digital access at this time. In-person collections research/examination by academic and community clients will be on hold until further notice.
  12. We are dedicated to serving you safely. Please let us know if you have any question at legacy@uvic.ca or 250-721-6562. Alternatively, the gallery Director can be contacted at hughesmj@uvic.ca.

Updated January 2022
Mary Jo Hughes
Director, University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries


For more information on how UVic is responding to COVID-19, please go to uvic.ca/return-to-campus/