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New guidance for galleries on Test and Protect

In the latest set of guidance from the Scottish Government, museums and galleries will be required to gather contact details from visitors from 15 July, as part of the government’s Test and Protect scheme.

While this isn’t a legal requirement, it is deemed necessary by the Scottish Government as lockdown restrictions ease further. We’re seeking further clarification over what that means for galleries of all sizes, and will share any further details as they come.

This latest news follows on from broader guidance around safe re-opening for museums, galleries and heritage attractions, published 6 July – as well as for creative studios and shared workspaces, which was published on 30 June.

Consultation with our members shows that the logistics and cost associated with re-opening, as well considerations around equality of access both for staff and visitors, is a top concern.

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Link to Scottish Government guidance on test and protect

Date: 15 July 2020

New guidance for galleries on Test and Protect