Covid -19

18 May 2020

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Covid 19 level 2 update

Pablos Art Studio is open from Monday May 25th 2020

Please be aware that adjustments may be made to this as we get more information.

  • Under Covid 19 Level 2  we will open the studio in limited capacity from Monday 25th of May.
  • The Studio will be open 2 sessions daily Mon-Fri from 10:00 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 4:00pm.
  • You may choose up to 2 sessions a week through our booking system.
  • No more than 8 artists in the Studio at any one time.
  • You will be given a designated workspace for the duration of your session.
  • Staff will give you art materials and tools that will remain your responsibility.
  • Any specialised equipment and workshops to be arranged under consultation with staff.
  • Breaks and lunches to be taken in shifts to minimise contact.
  • PPE to be worn under worksafe guidelines.
  • A contact tracing log to be completed by each individual on entering and exiting the studio.
  • Level 2 Social Distancing must be adhered to. 
  • All rules and guidelines within the studio will be strictly adhered to. 

Understand that this is a tentative approach to the situation and may change from day to day, week to week or even month to month. We are hoping to get some sense of normality to the studio as soon as we are able to do so. Please work with us as this is all new to us as well and a lot of the time we know just as much as you do about this situation. In the meantime we are planning group meet-ups and workshops outside the studio (weather permitting) and have quite a bit of material up on facebook you can work with and we will continue building our online program. We will keep you all updated as to any changes and developments to the guidelines as soon as we know what they are. If you have any queries, concerns or apprehensions around the safety of the space during this time let us know immediately and we will try and accommodate to the best of our abilities. Thank you for your patience and stay safe.

Ngā mihi nui,

Pablos team.

23 March 2020

UPDATE: COVID – 19. Notification to Pablo’s Art Studio Staff, Artists, Caregivers and Visitors

Pablos Art Studio will be closed until further notice. Today (Monday 23) is the last day Pablos will be open and we are putting together art packs if you would like to drop in and collect. Artists are also welcome to come by today to borrow art books from our library.

We understand this may be disappointing but to contain the spread of COVID-19 this is the best action to take. We will be continuing to monitor advice from the Wellington City Council and Ministry of Health. The safety of our community is the main concern for us.

The art tutors are working on ways to support the Pablos community through this time. This will look like online tutoring, phone calls and supporting artists however possible.  Arts Therapy sessions will continue online or by phone. We will keep you informed as we find alternative ways of supporting our community.

Please refer to the Ministry of Health website for further information.  We will keep you updated as the situation develops.

Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui.

Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.

Pablos Staff and Committee.

16 March 2020

COVID – 19. Notification to Pablo’s Art Studio Staff, Artists, Caregivers and Visitors

Over the weekend the Government has taken significant action to limit the spread of Covid19, and  two more cases confirmed in NZ, including one in Wellington.  As the situation evolves, risk factors and preventative actions (recommended by the Ministry of Health) should be noted:

  • Every staff member and artist will be required to wash their hands on entering the studio. There is soap and handitowels in the kitchen and bathroom areas. Staff and public will be required to wash hands on entering the gallery. Please wash hands for at least 20 seconds, and dry thoroughly. Please regularly wash your hands while in the studio.
  • Any artists or staff that have returned from overseas, or live with someone who has returned from overseas in the last two weeks (from March 2) are required to stay away from Pablo’s premises for a period of two weeks.  
  • If you are feeling unwell or are displaying any symptoms, (sneezing, coughing, high temperature, shortness of breath), please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your GP and follow their advice. If you are at Pablo’s and begin to experience the above symptoms please leave Pablo’s premises immediately and call Healthline or your GP.
  • Limit contact with others on Pablo’s premises, for example do not shake hands, hug or kiss others.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used communal surfaces and objects – doorknobs, cooking and eating surfaces.
  • For staff engaged in outreach programs, please refer to the plans and requirements of outreach agencies.

Please refer to the Ministry of Health website for further information.  We will keep you updated as the situation develops.

Pablos Staff and Committee