Coronavirus / Social distancing measures to be removed from Mareel and Bonhoga next week

SOCIAL distancing measures at Mareel and the Bonhoga Gallery will be removed next week in line with Scottish Government guidance.

Shetland Arts will remove the measures from Wednesday 11 August, two days after the legal requirement for distancing in Scotland ends.

One-way systems will no longer be in place at Mareel and Bonhoga, seating for events and films will return to normal with no social distancing, and booking will no longer be necessary to visit exhibitions.


The weekly ‘relaxed’ screenings will continue with social distancing, to help more vulnerable members of the community feel comfortable returning to the cinema.

Café table booking will no longer be required, although tables can still be reserved by phoning the venues.

Enhanced cleaning and the requirement for face coverings will be remain in place and although social distancing requirements have been removed, customers are requested to be mindful of each other when in the venues.

Shetland Arts is also planning to announce this years’ Wordplay and Screenplay programmes on Wednesday (11 August), with Screencards, Wordcards and festival cards on sale from Friday 6 August.