Safety plan


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 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
  2. We recommend that visitors continue to wear masks in the gallery. 
  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. There are no current mandated capacity limits in the gallery. 
  6. Proof of vaccination is not required to visit the gallery.
  7. Visitors will be greeted and oriented to the space by gallery staff from behind a plexiglass screen at the front desk. Floor arrows are installed in order to encourage one-way flow through the exhibitions.
  8. Prior to coming to work, it is mandatory that each Legacy Gallery staff member self-assess according to the self-assessment tool at: No staff member who is feeling ill or has symptoms will be permitted to enter the gallery.
  9. 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: as needed.
  10. Staff are trained in and follow physical distancing, cleaning and personal hygiene protocol as according to Work Safe BC guidelines Staff are committed to all aspects of the gallery’s full safety plan.
  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 questions at or 250-721-6562. Alternatively, the gallery Director can be contacted at

Updated April 2022

For more information on how UVic is responding to COVID-19, please go to