As we get ready to welcome buyers, vendors and everyone else back to the saleroom, we’d like to take this time to remind everyone of a few things which could affect your visit to Anthemion Auctions.

  1. Government legislation means that Art Market Professionals (including auctioneers) are now required to ensure we have the following information on all of our buyers, as part of our “Due Diligence” checks:
    1. Valid UK Government photo ID – this can be in the form of a Driver’s licence or Valid Passport. We cannot accept any other form of ID.
    2. If you are a new buyer with us, we need a second piece of ID which shows your address. This can be: Utility bills, bank statements and other official documents as long as they show your current address.

We legally cannot make exceptions to this rule, as it is mandated by the UK government. This does apply to ALL art market professionals, and more information regarding this can be found here:

2. We are still in the midst of a pandemic, and we need all of our visitors to understand that legislation for the pandemic is independently decided on by each country in the UK, so the rules in England may not be the rules here in Wales. As such, it is important that you know what you are required to do when you visit us. Wales is currently at Alert level 2, which means that:

From 6 January

  • If you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result, most people will not need to take a PCR test to confirm the result. You must self-isolate immediately if you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result.

From 31 December

  • if you have tested positive for COVID-19, you can leave self-isolation after 7 full days

From 26 December

  • up to 50 outdoor and 30 indoor spectators can attend community sports events
  • 2 metre social distancing will be required in offices and all public premises
  • a maximum of 6 people can meet in public premises
  • licenced premises will need to take additional reasonable measures to protect customers and staff
  • a maximum of 30 people can attend indoor events and a maximum of 50 people at outdoor events
  • people attending weddings or civil partnership receptions or wakes should take a lateral flow test before attending
  • nightclubs will close

At alert level 2 you must:

  • Wear a face covering (unless you have a reasonable excuse not to wear a face covering) in all indoor public places, including when not seated in a pub, café or restaurant.
  • Meet no more than 5 other people at a café, restaurant, pub or other public premises (unless with your household of a larger number). This applies to both outdoor and indoor areas of the premises.
  • Work from home if you can.
  • Self-isolate for 7 days if you test positive for COVID-19. You should take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) on day 6 and day 7. If either LFT is positive, you should remain in isolation until 2 negative LFTs or after day 10, whichever is sooner.
  • Not take part in an organised event indoors of more than 30 people or outdoors for more than 50 people. All organised events must be organised by a responsible body and have a risk assessment.