Food traders only at Barnsley Market following latest government guidance

Food stalls will be the only stalls trading at Barnsley Market until further notice in response to the latest government guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Only stalls selling meat, fish, bread, fruit and vegetables, deli, dried goods and some confectionary will be trading.

The stalls will be located in the meat and fish section of the market and outside both market entrances, on Cheapside and May Day Green.

Measures will be put in place to implement government advice on social distancing, including controlling numbers inside the market, while barriers will be placed in front of stalls to control the distance between traders and customers.

Handwashing sinks will also be put in the entrance.

Barnsley town centre’s outdoor market will not take place until further notice, except for traders selling the food items listed above.

The car boot will also not take place until further notice.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “This decision has been made following the latest government guidance. As always, the safety of our stall holders, customers and staff is our utmost priority.

“When visiting our market, we urge all our customers to follow the government recommendations around social distancing, but please be reassured that we’re putting measures in place to make the market as safe an environment as possible.

“These measures will be actively reviewed to consider their necessity and effectiveness, in light of the ever-changing circumstances.

“We’d like to thank our traders for their commitment to the market during this extremely difficult time. We will continue to support them as much as possible, and encourage locals to do the same.”

 

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