ONE of Wales leading contemporary gallery and visual arts centre reopened its doors to the public following the

The main galleries and café at Llandudno's MOSTYN welcome back visitors on Thursday August 13 between 11am and 4pm.

MOSTYN's shop and retail galleries were reopened on Thursday July 30.

MOSTYN closed in March as the UK entered lockdown due to the coronavirus, but after implementing a series of safety measures, and in the wake of Welsh Government guidance they are now able to open to visitors again.

Gallery bosses have been carrying out rigorous risk assessments, and implementing a range of measures to ensure MOSTYN can open safely, with the health of staff and visitors being the very highest priority.

A statement on MOSTYN's website says: "We will, of course, continue to monitor the situation and take any appropriate action recommended by Welsh Government and Public Health bodies and so these measures may be subject to change.

"Visitors are advised to check MOSTYN website news page or Facebook page before visiting."

Measures implemented include:

Reduced opening hours (11am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday) to protect staff from using public transport at peak times.

Restrictions on visitor numbers to support social distancing. There is no need to book a visit but there may be a need to queue at more popular times.

A requirement for staff and visitors to wear face coverings (with some exemptions) and to take a simple temperature test on entering the building.

Visitors will be required to use hand sanitisers provided on entry and frequently throughout their visit.

A clearly marked one-way system and strict social distancing will be in place.

Rigorous cleaning protocols will be in place throughout the day, and all high-frequency touch points will be regularly cleaned and disinfected.

Additional training has been provided for all staff and volunteers, and they will be on hand to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit.