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||Description||UK Link||England||Scotland||Wales||Northern Ireland|
|Government||General||Main Portal||Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support||Link||Link||Link||Link|
|Government||Financial Support||Self-Employment Income Support Scheme||Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.||Link|
|Government||Business Information||Closing certain businesses and venues||Businesses and venues that must remain closed to members of the public||Link||Link||Link||Link|
|Government||Financial Support||Financial support for businesses||Find out what financial support you can get for your business.||Link||Link||Link||Link|
|Government||Financial Support||Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme||Find out if you're eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave ('furlough') due to coronavirus (COVID-19).||Link|
|Government||Business Information||Guidance for employees, employers and businesses||Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).||Link||Link||Link||Link|
|Government||Business Information||Guidance for food businesses||What you need to know about coronavirus and food||Link||Link|
|NHS||Health Information||NHS Information||Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)||Link|
|Government||Food Safety Advice||Additional Checklist for Food Businesses||Due to the extended period of closure because of COVID-19, it will be very important for food businesses which are re-starting to carry out additional checks alongside their normal daily routine. Our check list will help. It covers business activities, safety management and waste, food areas and surfaces, hand washing and cleanliness, equipment, raw materials, and allergen information. Business owners can download it from our website and mark their progress. This will help to ensure that businesses can restart safely.||Link|
Job Retention Scheme
Self-Employment Income Support
Working safely in shops and branches
Working safely in restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
More coming soon
|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
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 alongside market start back, social distancing and funding support to assist market operators. 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.