Be Covid-19 Safe in 2021

Whilst new Covid-19 vaccines have given us plenty of hope for the future, it will take time to manufacture them in high volume and distribute them to the global population. Therefore, to protect the most vulnerable in society whilst the vaccine is rolled out, we anticipate that modifications, social distancing and extra sanitation measures will be needed at our markets and events for some time to come.

Last year Market Square Group and those who trade with us developed highly effective new ways of working to help to keep traders and visitors safe from the threat of Covid-19. With a new, more virulent, strain of the virus affecting the UK throughout the Winter months it will be of paramount importance that all of those trading with us in 2021 continue to adhere to the measures we put in place for each event.


Here are some key things that you can do to prepare for trading with us:

Ensure that you have hand washing facilities on your stall with hot running water

Bring plenty of disposable gloves and cleaning equipment for your stall

Ensure that you bring laminated signage for your stall appropriate to your business e.g ‘contactless payments available,’ ‘please do not touch unless you intend to buy,’ ‘please sanitise your hands hear,’ etc Have a clear policy on how to handle goods and money - do not handle food and money with the same gloves.

Offer contactless payments for customers as a preferred option to avoid cash handling wherever possible Provide hand sanitiser for your staff and customers

Order sneeze guards for the front of your stall

Order face masks for your team to protect them and ensure they are worn at all times when working onsite

Consider operating an order and collection service from your stall to prevent queues forming

In addition to the above, we advise that all traders adhere to the advice of their local environmental health authority and keep an eye on our e-newsletter, social media accounts and website for further updates as we re-commence trading.

....and at all times remain vigilant - manage your queues, remind customers of their social distancing responsibilities - keep your own health and safety distancing systems in place