It is clear that most non-food traders should now close, but food markets can remain to operate as part of the essential food supply chain.
The official guidance as to which businesses and premises must close, along with the exceptions. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874732/230320_-_Revised_guidance_note_-_finalVF.pdf
The exceptions include:
- Food and grocery
- Household goods
- Hardware supplies
- Pet supplies
NABMA will continue to monitor updates and then offer a viewpoint accordingly.
Our thoughts are with all market managers, market staff, market traders and market shoppers on this unprecedented situation, and a deeply upsetting time.
NABMA will be here to support you.