Arnold’s outdoor market will fully reopen tomorrow (June 2) for the first time in more than 10 weeks, as the Government relaxes lockdown rules.
Since the Covid-19 lockdown period began, only stalls selling essential items have been allowed to remain open.
The market will now officially reopen tomorrow and benefit from the council’s new bounce back scheme, which has been set up to support local businesses as lockdown eases.
New social distancing measures will be in place including a one way system and notices throughout the market. Stall holders have also been advised on precautions they can take to protect themselves and their customers.
The council will be offering support to both market traders and shoppers including encouraging residents to shop locally, and providing information about which local businesses are open.
Help is also being provided to businesses and traders on how to keep businesses safe for customers and employees. They will receive guidance on social distancing and the use of PPE and screens, as well as information on the financial support available.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke and Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth, Portfolio Holder for Growth & Regeneration said: “We’re pleased that we are able to fully reopen Arnold Market for our residents and small businesses and are sure the reopening will be welcomed by many of the market traders and regular visitors.
“As the lockdown eases, we need to make sure we support and the local high streets that have been so damaged by the outbreak. Social distancing measures will be in place to protect visitors as well as market traders and these measures will be monitored and changes made as and when appropriate.”