Information for Markets regarding the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic
This page is updated daily, but users should always check for the latest updates on the links.
The team at NABMA is available to support you 7 days a week. Members are encouraged to register for the website & Basecamp. (links below)
Our updates are posted to our website, Basecamp, social media & sent via e-newsletter.
|Source||Category||Title||UK Link||England||Scotland||Wales||Northern Ireland|
|Government||Financial Support||Self-Employment Income Support Scheme||Link|
|Government||Business Information||Closing certain businesses and venues||Link||Link||Link||Link|
|Government||Financial Support||Financial support for businesses||Link||Link||Link||Link|
|Government||Financial Support||Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme||Link|
|Government||Business Information||Guidance for employees, employers and businesses||Link||Link||Link||Link|
|Government||Business Information||Guidance for food businesses||Link||Link|
|NHS||Health Information||NHS Information||Link|
|Government||Food Safety Advice||Additional Checklist for Food Businesses||Link|
|BRC||Retail Guide||Covid-19 Safe Operating in Shops FAQ||Link|
|Government||Business Information||Government notice to display (COVID-secure guidelines) England||Link|
|Updated||Government||Business Information||Guidance for Restaurants, pubs and bars||Link||Link||Link|
|Updated||Government||Business Information||Guidance for Close Contact Services (E.g. Hairdressers)||Link|
|Government||Business Information||Guidance for Visitor Economy||Link||Link||Link||Link|
|Updated||Government||Business Information||Face Covering Legislation||Link||Link||Link||Link|
|New||Government||Business Information||Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 22 September||Link|
|Fighting for the Future of Markets||Campaign||NABMA's campaign for the support of markets & traders. Through our five point plan we highlight the essential support that we believe is needed to support, sustain and relaunch the markets industry.||Link|
|Basecamp for Members||Froum||Basecamp enables you to receive NABMA updates & network with other markets and get answers to your questions quickly.||Link|
|Coronavirus News||News||The latest news updates from NABMA relating to coronavirus||Link|
|Digital Assets||Digital / Print||Free assets to support markets and traders||Link|
|Social Distancing for Markets||PDF Colour||NABMA's guide for social distancing in markets. This guidance will be updated regularly. Free for members||Link|
OTHER USEFUL LINKS & GUIDANCE
LATEST NABMA NEWS
LOCKDOWN 2- MARKETS, GUIDANCE AND PROPOSED LEGISLATION – NABMA AND NMTF REVISED STATEMENT
06 Nov 2020
Following further discussions with government officials, NABMA and the NMTF have agreed a revised statement on how we believe these regulations apply to markets in England. Read more.
Government – Closing Certain Businesses and Venues in England
06 Nov 2020
As a reminder, the Regulations allow for all markets stalls (whether indoor or outdoor) to be open, whether they are selling essential goods only or a mixed offering. Further information on what constitutes a mixed offering is within this guidance. Read more.
LOCKDOWN 2 - MARKETS, GUIDANCE AND PROPOSED LEGISLATION – NABMA and NMTF Statement
04 Nov 2020
Following the information provided yesterday on our meeting with government officials the Regulations have now been published. Read more.
Markets, Lockdown and Government – NABMA and NMTF Update
03 Nov 2020
Representatives of our respective organisations, NABMA and NMTF met with government officials Read more.
NABMA Survey Reveals Growing Fears for the Future of the Markets Industry
28 Sep 2020
NABMA has undertaken another COVID-19 survey following a request from government to update them on the state of the markets’ industry. Read more.
New QR Code Check-In System & Poster for NHS COVID-19 app
24 Sep 2020
Businesses are now required by law to display the official NHS QR code posters from today Read more.
Face Coverings in Markets - Clarification of new rules
23 Sep 2020
Following a request for clarification, NABMA has now received the following response. Read more.
UK retailers lose profits when customers do not feel COVID-safe
13 Aug 2020
NABMA has worked closely with Storecheckers over the last few years. They have shared for information their recent survey on businesses and COVID safety measures. Read more.
Markets Return, but will some Survive? Survey Findings
20 Jul 2020
As markets and the high street slowly return then NABMA has invited its members to provide updates on market performance during the first month of restart. Read more.
£500 million Council Support - Recovering Lost Income
17 Jul 2020
A key part of the NABMA Support Plan for Markets was securing compensation for lost rents and fees during the pandemic. This has been a consistent element of our lobbying of government. Read more.
Have your eligible traders registered for "Eat Out to Help Out"?
15 Jul 2020
You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to offer a discount to diners and encourage them to eat at your restaurant. Read more.
Government notice to display (COVID-secure guidelines) England
09 Jun 2020
As part of the guidance, we have provided a notice that businesses should visibly display in their shop window or outside their door Read more.
Important Guidance for Food Businesses - Additional Checks
28 May 2020
The FSA has developed a complementary check list to help food businesses re-open and operate safely, when allowed. Read more.
Industry Leaders Welcome Full Return of Retail Markets
27 May 2020
The retail market industry’s two leading organisations have welcomed the news that outdoor markets can fully reopen from 1st June, and indoor markets from 15th June in England. Read more.
NABMA and COVID-19 - The Story so Far - Fighting for your Future
26 May 2020
The last 3 months have seen NABMA on a daily basis seek to support our membership Read more.
Markets in England to Open and a Funding Opportunity
26 May 2020
Over the last three months NABMA has been in close contact with government discussing its Support Plan for Markets Read more.
Advice for Shops & Branches (including markets) has been updated for England
26 May 2020
Following our announcement yesterday about the phased reopening of retail in England, the Government have updated their guidance for shops & branches, which is the section that also covers markets. Read more.
Outdoor Markets in England allowed to Open from 1st June
25 May 2020
The Prime Minister has announced that outdoor markets can reopen and sell any item, including non essential from 1 June Read more.
IMPORTANT UPDATE Funding to Help the High Street and Markets
24 May 2020
The government has today launched the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund. Read more.
Government confirm "Active and Ongoing Engagement with NABMA"
17 May 2020
NABMA has been working with various elected members of parliament and officials throughout the lockdown period Read more.
New Guidance regarding Discretionary Grant Funding
13 May 2020
NABMA is pleased to receive the Guidance regarding the Discretionary Grant Funding Read more.
From FSA guidance for food businesses operating during Covid-19
13 May 2020
The Food Standards Agency has now collated guidance for food businesses operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more.
Government Confirmation: Businesses / Stalls that can operate in Indoor Markets
13 May 2020
NABMA has secured confirmation from the government that Indoor Markets can now open with an extended range of goods businesses / stalls that are in the exempt section of the latest advice. Read more.
New Government Guidance to help understand how to work safely
11 May 2020
The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. Read more.
Fighting for the Future of Markets - NABMA National Survey 2020
11 May 2020
National survey of markets that offered the information to evidence the five points of the NABMA Support Plan Read more.
The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy and markets
11 May 2020
The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy is now available online. Read more.
Top-up to Local Business Grant Funds Scheme
03 May 2020
NABMA is delighted that a priority set within its five point Support Plan for Markets, as communicated to government, has been recognised with the announcement that a discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses Read more.
Government Responds Positively to NABMA Support Plan
01 May 2020
This afternoon NABMA has received an email from government sources describing its recent updates on its work programme and press release on the fragility of markets as “incredibly helpful.” Read more.
The Future of UK Traditional Markets is at Risk warns National Association
30 Apr 2020
A new national survey of market operators by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) has resulted in over a third of traditional indoor and street markets across the UK sending back a very clear message to government – Read more.
The Message from Markets - "We Support our Traders"
24 Apr 2020
As the NABMA “Support for Markets” Survey heads towards its closing date, feedback already received from some 200 markets across the UK, shows the headline message is clear – “Market operators are fully supporting their local traders”. Read more.
NABMA Needs your Help with our Support Proposals for Markets
14 Apr 2020
NABMA has, together with other lobbying organisations, been a strong voice to help secure financial lifelines for thousands of our market traders. Read more.
Markets - Providing Exceptional Service during the Coronavirus outbreak
09 Apr 2020
In these difficult times markets across the UK are finding new ways to keep the key food supply chain moving to their local communities. Read more.
A letter to the Retail Sector from Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
09 Apr 2020
A letter to the Retail Sector from Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Read more.
SUPPORTING MARKETS, TRADERS & COMMUNITIES COVID – 19
26 Mar 2020
Vital Support Required for Markets Now Introduction The Cities and Local Growth Unit is a joint unit between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Read more.
Latest Letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak - Local Markets and their Self-Employed Market Traders Need Your Support
23 Mar 2020
David Preston, Chief Executive of NABMA, has sent the following letter to Rishi Sunak the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Read more.
Latest Government Update | Markets - Still Open for Business
20 Mar 2020
The government announcements this evening fundamentally change the leisure and hospitality position regarding continuation of trade. Read more.
Markets’ Association calls for urgent and detailed help from the Chancellor
20 Mar 2020
The body that represents markets across the UK is calling for urgent and detailed action from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
Grants for Small Businesses to Mitigate Coronavirus Impact
19 Mar 2020
A key part of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s 2020 budget announcements was a commitment to offering some UK small businesses £3,000 grants to help mitigate the impact of coronavirus. Read more.
Government Update - Planning rules will be relaxed for pubs and restaurants
18 Mar 2020
Planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak, the Communities Secretary has confirmed. Read more.
Supporting Markets and the impact of COVID-19 / Coronavirus
16 Mar 2020
In the last week we have witnessed the Chancellor’s Budget announcements around business incentives and the unprecedented and escalating position of Coronavirus and its resulting impact on our membership. Read more.