Chichester’s Pallant House Gallery cancel preview event amid growing virus fears

Chichester’s Pallant House Gallery have cancelled their spring season preview event for invited guests today (Friday, March 13).

Chichesters Pallant House Gallery
Chichesters Pallant House Gallery

But they have pledged to open for business as usual tomorrow.

Gallery director Simon Martin said: “We regret to inform you that in light of the current status of the coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) and after careful consultation with our Board, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our Spring Season Preview, which was due to take place on Friday, March 13.

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“This decision has been made out of concern for the health and safety of all our guests, staff and volunteers. We are very sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment that this will cause you. We hope that you will understand that this decision has not been taken lightly, but is the responsible thing to do in the current situation.

“Our exhibitions will be opening as usual on Saturday, March 14.

“The Gallery is following advice from the UK Government and Public Health England. We are currently planning to continue our normal day-to-day operations, unless and until Public Health England makes any major changes to their advice.”