We are committed to prioritising the safety and comfort of our staff, freelancers, volunteers, members and visitors.

We’re grateful to all our visitors for their co-operation with our safety measures throughout the pandemic. We continue to maintain core COVID-19 safety measures in accordance with industry best practice and guidance issued by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA).

The ongoing safety measures at Hastings Contemporary include:


• The installation of automatic door openers, reducing touch points as well as improving accessibility;
• Encouraging our visitors to book online to guarantee admission to the gallery, enabling us to maintain comfortable social distancing;
• Encouraging our visitors and volunteers to wear a face covering indoors (unless exempt);
• Requiring staff and freelancers to wear face coverings in the building, including when working in the office;
• Maintaining an enhanced cleaning regime and providing hand sanitiser throughout the building;
• Retaining the Perspex screens at the front desk for the time being;
• Ensuring that the building is as well-ventilated as possible.

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