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COVID-19 safety at the IMA

6 July 2020

We are excited to welcome our community back to the Institute of Modern Art with a few important changes. We are working hard to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers by implementing a range of hygiene and physical distancing measures, adhering to the guidelines issued by the Queensland Government. Please read the following information carefully to help us protect everyone’s health.

Opening hours
From 9 July the IMA will be open to the public:
Thursday: 10–5pm
Saturday: 10–3pm

Opening hours will be reviewed at the end of every month, and as per government advice.

Public programs and tours:
All onsite public programs at the IMA will be suspended until further notice.

No tours will be available at the IMA until further notice.

Before your visit:
A mandatory visitor information register is required upon entry to the IMA. The IMA’s preferred method for the register is via QR code on an internet-capable mobile phone. If QR scanning is not possible, a hard copy of the register will be available at the IMA Gallery Shop, IMA Belltower and IMA Office.

A maximum of 50 visitors will be allowed in the IMA galleries at any one time, or up to 15 visitors per gallery, whichever maximum is achieved first. A maximum of 20 visitors will be allowed in the IMA Belltower at any one time. All visitors must adhere to physical distancing rules at all times.

Only contactless payments will be accepted in the Gallery Shop. Remember to bring a bank card for purchases.

We ask that you please do not visit if you are unwell, have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days, or have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.

Visitors might also consider downloading the COVIDSafe app.

When you are at the IMA:
Please use the separate Enter and Exit doorways to enter the IMA Gallery Shop. Hand sanitiser is provided at the front desk of both the IMA Gallery and Belltower, we ask that visitors sanitise hands before entering the gallery.

Help us to maintain social distancing by keeping at least 1.5 metres space between you and others at all times and not entering a room if it is not possible to safely distance yourself. Please cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and put the tissue in the bin provided in the IMA Shop, or at the front desk of the Belltower. It is a condition of entry that all visitors adhere to these requirements at all times during their visit.

Restrooms are accessible on the Ground Floor of the Judith Wright Centre, please wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds in our restrooms.

Health and safety measures:
The IMA have removed some seating in the gallery spaces to allow for physical distancing. Please ask at the IMA Shop if you have seating requirements.

Cleaning of the Judith Wright Centre is undertaken daily complying with WorkSafe guidelines, with high touch areas in the building sanitised frequently throughout the day.
All IMA Staff are trained in maintaining health and hygiene protocols.

We will continue to be guided by the Queensland Government’s health guidelines and will provide updates to this information.

Marianna Simnett, 'Faint with Light', 2016, LEDs, audio, aluminium, acrylic, sound, 3 x 6 m, 00:11:12, looped. Photo: Carl Warner.