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COVID19

Corona Virus

We have put this page up to assist with understanding the Corona Virus and the measures being taken to deal with this crisis and keep people safe.

Current restriction measures fron 15th May 2020 are as follows.

From Friday 15 May, the following will be allowed:

outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people

cafes and restaurants can seat 10 patrons at any one time and continue to provide takeaway services

up to 5 visitors may visit another household at any one time

weddings can have up to 10 guests plus the celebrant and couple

indoor funerals can have up to 20 mourners and outdoor funerals up to 30

religious gatherings and places of worship can have up to 10 worshippers

outdoor playground and exercise equipment can be used with caution

outdoor pools will be open with restrictions.

This virus is transmitted in similar ways to the common cold and influenza - that means it is very easy to catch. All you need to do to get it is touch a surface where the virus has landed, then touch your face. You can also get it by being within striking distance of the tiny microscopic droplets others let out when they sneeze, cough or even talk. The virus lives for hours on sufaces and can stay airbourne for extended periods of time.

Now think about your trip to the shops. Do you really need to go to the shops? (which in the case of supermarkets often means 30 or 40 people are inside the building at one time) Can you schedule shopping trips for when you can get a bunch of goods in the one trip? Right now, the socialising element of turning up at the shops and having a chat with someone you know, can expose you to the risk of transmission of this virus. We ask you to limit unnecessary trips to the shops down to trips that you really need to take. No need for panic buying - just get what you need but schedule it to be done all in the one trip.

When you do go near other people in the course of necessity:

Make sure you enter the shop having cleaned your hands first - soap and water - sanitizer.

Keep your distance from others - no shaking hands, getting close, having long conversations - if you really need to talk to someone, let them know you'll call them on the phone later.

Before you pick something up from the shelves, commit to buying it or otherwise just look at it without touching it.

The petrol bowser - Do you know if someone might have sneezed into their hands and then used the bowser? No. Grab a paper towell and handle the bowser with that. Then as soon as practicable, wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.

When you get home, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds is the same as the length of "God Save The Queen" Don't touch yours or anyone else's face until that is done.

All this said, we are responding to the present relaxations announced by the state government by re-opening our gallery as follows:

The gallery has decided upon a slow reopening, *4 days a week*, starting this week on *Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. *

There will be some protocols to observe to maintain a safe and healthy work space for our members and visitors to the Gallery.

1) The main door will be our *ENTRY* door with the second door being our *EXIT* door.

2) There will be *hand sanitiser* on the small table by the *ENTRY* door. Please place this table to the right-hand side inside the door as you enter and encourage visitors to use this.

3) There are *crosses* marked on the floor indicating *safe distancing* for visitors.

4) A maximum of 4 visitors and the member on duty will be acceptable in the Gallery at this time.

As there is no definitive information about businesses like ours, we will review this decision at our next committee meeting taking into consideration the changes in policy as they are announced by our State Govt.

You don't want this virus, young or old, and we don't want you to have it either. Stay safe everyone. Follow the directions of the minister and health authorities.

This article might be of interest to some - We cite the authors below:

Zhang and Holmes, A Genomic Perspective on the Origin and Emergence of SARS-CoV-2, Cell (2020), For a Link to the web page, click here

For more information about our gallery or membership please contact the Ferry Artists Gallery Wisemans Ferry Central www.ferryartists.org Ph:45664385

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