Following on from the Government's announcement on 22nd February 2021 I remain optimistic that the studio can reopen on Monday 12th April for individual photography services such as passport photos, corporate headshots and for single-household family photoshoots.
Unfortunately, at this stage it appears that weddings will still be subject to restrictions until at least 21st June and I've contacted all my couples who are likely to be affected by this.
Family photoshoots that involve six people or up to two households are expected to be allowed from no earlier than 17th May and this will be the earliest date we can book these photoshoots for. Corporate photography that involves three or more people from more than two households cannot take place at this time.
From 21st June we should be able to welcome family photoshoots and corporate photography in sizes we would normally expect pre-Covid this will include corporate photography that involves three or more people from more than two households.
Customers who work for the NHS and other keyworkers who have registered their interest in our Free NHS & Keyworkers Photoshoot will still be able to take their shoot under the same date guidelines as above.
Last year, we extended all Photoshoot Gift Vouchers that hadn't been used to either 15th June 2021 or twelve months from the date of purchase. I will keep the 15th June date under review in case the Government's roadmap is extended beyond the published timeframes. Basically, any customer who has an unused gift voucher or not taken their Free NHS & Keyworker shoot yet won't lose out.
Hopefully this is the next step in all of us getting back to some sort of normality. Clearly these dates are subject to change, thanks for your patience whilst I work through all the guidance.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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