Our Covid-19 Policy

This update is correct as of 20 June 2020

2020 has been a year of much uncertainty and concern, thanks to the outbreak of Covid-19 worldwide. We understand that, because of this, you have concerns about your own health, that of your family members and how Covid-19 may impact on your lifestyle and work. Our main priority is your health and safety and that of our team members during this time. We encourage everyone to actively follow the health and safety advice issued by the Australian Government and Australian Department of Health.

It is for this reason that we would like to outline our Covid-19 Policy.

  • We have suspended future photography tours that require international travel for the time being. Depending on the outcome of the Covid-19 outbreak, our photography tours may resume in 2021.
  • Our small group workshops are business as usualand all participants are expected to practice safe respiratory hygiene and social distancing while attending these workshops. This include washing hands with soap and water prior to and after attending the workshop, coughing or sneezing into a clean tissue before disposing the tissue safely and properly, and maintaining a 1.5m (one and a half metres) distance from others (please avoid handshakes, hugging, high fives etc). We also ask that you wipe down your camera gear (cameras, lenses, tripods, speedlights and other accessories) before attending the workshop. We also encourage you to bring your own hand sanitisers with you to our workshops.
  • Where possible, our workshops will be conducted outdoors or in well-ventilated locations in order to minimise the use of recycled air.
  • If you have recently returned from overseas or Interstate, please do not attend a workshop for at least 14 days after you have returned home and are in full health. If you had already pre-booked the workshop, please contact us and we will issue you a full credit so you can re-book for a future workshop.
  • If you are unwell with flu, cough or cold symptoms, we ask you to avoid attending workshops. If you have booked a workshop and are unwell in the week leading up to it, please contact us and we will issue you a full credit so that you can re-book for a future workshop when you are well.
  • We continue to offer one-on-one workshops for those preferring personalised tuition, and all our instructors will observe recommended social distancing and respiratory hygiene practices.
  • In lieu of international photography tours in 2020, we will be running small group photography retreats and weekends. They will be mostly self-drive trips (longer trips may offer the option of a minibus, with enough room for participants to maintain social distancing), and be based outdoors in places as diverse as the Southern Forests near Pemberton, Lancelin, Cervantes, Wave Rock, Balingup, Bridgetown and Rottnest Island.
  • We believe that photography is a great way to alleviate fears and anxieties and continue to encourage our customers to enjoy photography as much as they can.
  • We will update this policy if the situation in regards to Covid-19 changes and if advised by the Government and Health authorities. We will keep all our customers updated through our usual communication channels (our email newsletter, website and through Facebook).

We also remind all our customers of important Covid-19 information from the Department of Health.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after eating, and also after using the toilet.
  • Avoid physical contact with others when possible.
  • Cough into a clean tissue, then throw the tissue safely and properly.
  • Seek medical attention if you’re feeling sick. Be aware that most people currently experiencing cold and flu symptoms won’t have COVID-19.
  • For more information and tips to help improve your safety and wellbeing, visit the Australian Department of Health website.

Thank you for your continued support of Venture Photography Workshops and Tours, and we look forward to enjoying photography with you for the rest of 2020!

Keep calm and wash your hands