Various measures are proposed by NABMA (National Association of British Markets) to ensure safe running of street markets. The following summarises their proposals and our responses.
Measure space to ensure social distancing
We have changed the layout of our proposed market to ensure that stalls are distanced one from the next.
We encourage the use of face masks.
Limit customer numbers
We will ensure marshalling to limit numbers entering the market. We will mark up a queuing area. We will reduce entry points to the market area.
We have changed the layout of our proposed market to ensure that stalls are distanced one from another.
Stall numbers and layout
We have dropped the number of our full size stalls and increased the area of our market.
A one way system will be in place.
Barriers will prevent crowding at entrances. We will be ready to install temporary taped barriers if necessary.
Signage explains social distancing.
There are no toilets provided by the market organisers.
Consultation with nearby premises
All premises adjoining the market site have been consulted (leaflets, visits, information in local news outlets).
We are trialing a click and collect system via an app.
There will be hand sanitisers at the entrance to the market. Traders are required to provide sanitisers on their stalls. Posters recommend social distancing and wearing of masks.
Traders are to remove their own waste. The council is supplying an increased number of bins to cope with waste. Gloves and litter pickers will be provided for our marshals to help tidy the area afterwards.