Following recent government advice, we are preparing to reopen our indoor and outdoor markets.
The reopening of the markets will be in a phased approach, following discussion with key stallholders, ensuring that all sites meet current Covid-19 secure guidelines.
For indoor markets, traders selling essential goods, such as food and plants, will re-open first. The trading of non-essential items, such as clothes, shoes and toys, will then follow later, resulting in a full market re-opening.
For clarity, the dates for all markets are set out as follows:
Outdoor market re-opens 2 June
Indoor market for essential goods only re-opens 2 June and a full in-door market re-opening on 16 June
Outdoor market re-opens on 5 June
Outdoor market re-opens 8 June
Indoor market re-opens with a full market on 15 June
Traders have been asked to adhere to a new way of working due to the social distancing guidelines and additional hygiene measures that the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak presents.
Residents are advised to be aware of the new systems and restrictions in place, these are:
Reduced opening hours will be in place. Markets will open from 9.30am to 2.30pm. This will be reviewed on a regular basis;
Car boot sales will not be permitted to re-open at this time.
Outdoor artisan markets can reopen from 1 June for the sale of any goods and indoor artisan markets from 15 June.
Please note that artisan markets fall under the remit of town or parish councils and not Cheshire East Council.
Again, measures must be taken to ensure safe social distancing for the protection of stall holders and visitors.
For full details on our markets visit our page Markets in Cheshire East