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 Update

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

As the province moves into Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, Legacy Art Gallery Downtown is transitioning from our Covid-19 Safety Plan to UVic’s Communicable Disease Plan. 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. 
  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 until Phase 4 of the BC Restart Plan. 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 and managed by gallery staff. Maximum 2 people in Inner Gallery and in 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. Interior gallery doors are propped open to prevent the need to touch handles.
  8. 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.
  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: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/information-sheets/covid-19-health-safety-cleaning-disinfecting?lang=enand as needed.
  10. 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.
  11. There are no in-person events or public programs organized in the gallery until Phase 4 of the BC Restart Plan.
  12. 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.
  13. We are dedicated to serving you safely. Please let us know if you have any question at legacy@uvic.caor 250-721-6562. Alternatively, the gallery Director can be contacted at hughesmj@uvic.ca.

Updated August 25, 2021
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/