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LAPADA Coronavirus Advice & Support - Updated 10 06 20

LAPADA bring the latest exciting news that antiques shops and galleries are included in the next phase of the Government's approved high street re-opening schedule - where suitable social distancing can be ensured. The post also brings together current vital information every business needs to read. Links to all the recent webinars also included below.

Editor's note: LAPADA has been central to the support system for the antiques industry during the Corona Crisis and membership of this essential trade body is wholeheartedly recommended by ANF!



 

Antiques News & Fairs - Invitation: The launch of LAPADA Leaders webinar series with Dr Tristram Hunt

 





Dear Member,

We are writing to you a little earlier this week as we wanted to remind those of you with staff whom you may need to furlough over the coming months that today is the last opportunity to start their furlough, in order for them to be eligible for the scheme after the end of the month and until the scheme ends on 31 October. Please see last Thursday's email for a reminder of how the scheme will continue and the contributions that employers will be required to make each month, and remember that further resources, including a pro forma for writing to employees, is available on the Knowledge Bank. The gov.uk guidance page on this scheme is here.

Similarly, we have not repeated here last week's update on the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme - which unfortunately is not available to limited companies or those with a trading profit above £50,000 - but should you wish to apply for the first round of taxable grants the deadline is this Saturday, 13 July, and more information is available on the Knowledge Bank, or here.

As a great many of you prepare to re-open to the public on Monday, however, we have included again the government 'Safer Workplace' guidance links and webinar recordings below, for quick reference, together with the guidance around face coverings on public transport (complete with the slightly amusing 'make your own from things at home' diagrams), should you or your staff be unable to reach work any other way. Should you be looking to source non-medical, daily-use face masks and sanitiser on a larger scale, please see below the contact details of Sharon Zhu, who is bringing in a shipment of these items for the arts sector to purchase at cost.

Lastly, I hope you may be able to join me on Friday, when I and other panelists invited by the Responsible Art Market will be discussing the challenges and practical solutions for art businesses as the lockdown is lifted - please find full details below.

With best wishes,
Freya & the LAPADA Team
 
 


 

Safer Workplace Guidance

The link to guidance on safely re-opening shops (your gallery or showroom) remains the same. You can watch a BEIS webinar recording on this topic here.

Links to guidance in other areas which may be relevant to some of our members can be found below:

* other people's homes - visiting or delivering to clients (see BEIS webinar recording here)
* warehouses (see BEIS webinar recording here)
* vehicles - art and antiques transporters (see BEIS webinar recording here)
* offices - applicable to some LAPADA Approved Service Providers (see BEIS webinar recording here)


Travelling to work: face coverings on public transport

From 15 June, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England. Bus, coach, train, tram, ferry and aircraft passengers must wear a face covering on their journey to help reduce the risk of transmission when social distancing is not always possible.

The guidance clarifies that face coverings are not the same as medical grade PPE face masks, and that the latter should be kept available for frontline staff. Face coverings should cover the mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably and can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head to give a snug fit. The guidance gives some ideas for how to make a simple covering here.

The full safer travel guidance for passengers is available here.


PPE for the arts sector  

The 'PPE initiative for the arts' was conceived by Aaron Cezar (Director of Delfina Foundation), Michael Tian and Sharon Zhu as a community project to supply large quantities of PPE items at low cost to the arts sector. Michael has been working with 8 NHS trusts in London to help them with their procurement of PPE since the virus outbreak began. Now his reliable (both as regards quality and prices) supply chain is also being employed to bring hand sanitiser and masks to the UK arts sector, at cost. They also work directly with manufacturers of thermal scanners, which are available for sale or hire.

As an indication of costs, disposable masks cost £0.25 each (medical-grade ones are £0.45 each), 60ml hand sanitiser £1.20 each and 500ml hand sanitiser £5.50 each (both with 75% alcohol content). Delivery is due in late June/early July, and Sharon will keep in touch with participants about the best way to get their order to them. If you would like to hear more, please contact Sharon at sharonzhulondon@gmail.com for further details and the link to the shared order document.


Online Panel: Lifting the Lockdown - Challenges & Practical Solutions for Art Businesses

The London Committee of the Responsible Art Market Group (RAM) has organised a practical zoom discussion for Friday, 12 June at 12pm, where a panel of three speakers, moderated by Georgina Adam, will be sharing their thoughts on ‘Lifting the lockdown’. Perspectives will be shared from the viewpoint of a gallery, (Hauser & Wirth), auction house (Phillips) and art fair (our CEO, Freya Simms). The panel will speak for 45 minutes and there will then be 15 minutes for questions.
 
If you would like to attend, RSVP to Althea.Campbell@rpc.co.uk for the zoom details.


Government Webinars

Recorded webinars are available to help businesses:
* making your premises COVID-secure: shops; other people's homes
* for topics that cover support from HMRC
* for small businesses and changes to reporting, regulation and tax


LAPADA Webinars  

Recordings of previous webinars are available below:

* The PR Power Hour: Top Tips for Communicating in Challenging Times
* Writing and Designing Compelling Newsletters
* Instagram
* Facebook
* YouTube and Pinterest
* Twitter, LinkedIn
* SEO, and Quora and Medium
* Tips for Photographing your Stock
* HR advice for employers affected by COVID-19
* AML compliance for the art market



LAPADA Leaders 


Raising the profile of our Association and providing inspiration for members from other players in our industry, the series has seen Freya Simms is in weekly conversation with captains of culture. Links to the recordings are available below:

* Tristram Hunt, Director, V&A discusses how the crisis can revolutionise and democratise cultural experiences and what cultural organisations can learn from the pandemic lockdown. Tristram talks about the role of public arts and culture in the post-coronavirus age as well as his future plans for the V&A.

* Design icons Kelly Hoppen and Katharine Pooley discuss the impact of the crisis on design trends and how it will affect the way we live and experience our homes.
 
* Former NPG Director and National Trust trustee, Sandy Nairne and The Foundling Museum’s Caro Howell discuss the practicalities for museums as they look to reopen and what creative strategies will be employed to engage new audiences.

* Goodwood House Curator James Peill and Head of Collections for Buccleuch Estates Scott Macdonald discuss country house curation and how in a world crisis the buildings and their collections are a monument to permanency.
 
 
 


 



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LAPADA Coronavirus Advice & Support - Updated 10 06 20

LAPADA bring the latest exciting news that antiques shops and galleries are included in the next phase of the Government's approved high street re-opening schedule - where suitable social distancing can be ensured. The post also brings together current vital information every business needs to read. Links to all the recent webinars also included below.

Editor's note: LAPADA has been central to the support system for the antiques industry during the Corona Crisis and membership of this essential trade body is wholeheartedly recommended by ANF!



 

Antiques News & Fairs - Invitation: The launch of LAPADA Leaders webinar series with Dr Tristram Hunt

 





Dear Member,

We are writing to you a little earlier this week as we wanted to remind those of you with staff whom you may need to furlough over the coming months that today is the last opportunity to start their furlough, in order for them to be eligible for the scheme after the end of the month and until the scheme ends on 31 October. Please see last Thursday's email for a reminder of how the scheme will continue and the contributions that employers will be required to make each month, and remember that further resources, including a pro forma for writing to employees, is available on the Knowledge Bank. The gov.uk guidance page on this scheme is here.

Similarly, we have not repeated here last week's update on the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme - which unfortunately is not available to limited companies or those with a trading profit above £50,000 - but should you wish to apply for the first round of taxable grants the deadline is this Saturday, 13 July, and more information is available on the Knowledge Bank, or here.

As a great many of you prepare to re-open to the public on Monday, however, we have included again the government 'Safer Workplace' guidance links and webinar recordings below, for quick reference, together with the guidance around face coverings on public transport (complete with the slightly amusing 'make your own from things at home' diagrams), should you or your staff be unable to reach work any other way. Should you be looking to source non-medical, daily-use face masks and sanitiser on a larger scale, please see below the contact details of Sharon Zhu, who is bringing in a shipment of these items for the arts sector to purchase at cost.

Lastly, I hope you may be able to join me on Friday, when I and other panelists invited by the Responsible Art Market will be discussing the challenges and practical solutions for art businesses as the lockdown is lifted - please find full details below.

With best wishes,
Freya & the LAPADA Team
 
 


 

Safer Workplace Guidance

The link to guidance on safely re-opening shops (your gallery or showroom) remains the same. You can watch a BEIS webinar recording on this topic here.

Links to guidance in other areas which may be relevant to some of our members can be found below:

* other people's homes - visiting or delivering to clients (see BEIS webinar recording here)
* warehouses (see BEIS webinar recording here)
* vehicles - art and antiques transporters (see BEIS webinar recording here)
* offices - applicable to some LAPADA Approved Service Providers (see BEIS webinar recording here)


Travelling to work: face coverings on public transport

From 15 June, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England. Bus, coach, train, tram, ferry and aircraft passengers must wear a face covering on their journey to help reduce the risk of transmission when social distancing is not always possible.

The guidance clarifies that face coverings are not the same as medical grade PPE face masks, and that the latter should be kept available for frontline staff. Face coverings should cover the mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably and can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head to give a snug fit. The guidance gives some ideas for how to make a simple covering here.

The full safer travel guidance for passengers is available here.


PPE for the arts sector  

The 'PPE initiative for the arts' was conceived by Aaron Cezar (Director of Delfina Foundation), Michael Tian and Sharon Zhu as a community project to supply large quantities of PPE items at low cost to the arts sector. Michael has been working with 8 NHS trusts in London to help them with their procurement of PPE since the virus outbreak began. Now his reliable (both as regards quality and prices) supply chain is also being employed to bring hand sanitiser and masks to the UK arts sector, at cost. They also work directly with manufacturers of thermal scanners, which are available for sale or hire.

As an indication of costs, disposable masks cost £0.25 each (medical-grade ones are £0.45 each), 60ml hand sanitiser £1.20 each and 500ml hand sanitiser £5.50 each (both with 75% alcohol content). Delivery is due in late June/early July, and Sharon will keep in touch with participants about the best way to get their order to them. If you would like to hear more, please contact Sharon at sharonzhulondon@gmail.com for further details and the link to the shared order document.


Online Panel: Lifting the Lockdown - Challenges & Practical Solutions for Art Businesses

The London Committee of the Responsible Art Market Group (RAM) has organised a practical zoom discussion for Friday, 12 June at 12pm, where a panel of three speakers, moderated by Georgina Adam, will be sharing their thoughts on ‘Lifting the lockdown’. Perspectives will be shared from the viewpoint of a gallery, (Hauser & Wirth), auction house (Phillips) and art fair (our CEO, Freya Simms). The panel will speak for 45 minutes and there will then be 15 minutes for questions.
 
If you would like to attend, RSVP to Althea.Campbell@rpc.co.uk for the zoom details.


Government Webinars

Recorded webinars are available to help businesses:
* making your premises COVID-secure: shops; other people's homes
* for topics that cover support from HMRC
* for small businesses and changes to reporting, regulation and tax


LAPADA Webinars  

Recordings of previous webinars are available below:

* The PR Power Hour: Top Tips for Communicating in Challenging Times
* Writing and Designing Compelling Newsletters
* Instagram
* Facebook
* YouTube and Pinterest
* Twitter, LinkedIn
* SEO, and Quora and Medium
* Tips for Photographing your Stock
* HR advice for employers affected by COVID-19
* AML compliance for the art market



LAPADA Leaders 


Raising the profile of our Association and providing inspiration for members from other players in our industry, the series has seen Freya Simms is in weekly conversation with captains of culture. Links to the recordings are available below:

* Tristram Hunt, Director, V&A discusses how the crisis can revolutionise and democratise cultural experiences and what cultural organisations can learn from the pandemic lockdown. Tristram talks about the role of public arts and culture in the post-coronavirus age as well as his future plans for the V&A.

* Design icons Kelly Hoppen and Katharine Pooley discuss the impact of the crisis on design trends and how it will affect the way we live and experience our homes.
 
* Former NPG Director and National Trust trustee, Sandy Nairne and The Foundling Museum’s Caro Howell discuss the practicalities for museums as they look to reopen and what creative strategies will be employed to engage new audiences.

* Goodwood House Curator James Peill and Head of Collections for Buccleuch Estates Scott Macdonald discuss country house curation and how in a world crisis the buildings and their collections are a monument to permanency.