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Coronavirus advice - markets

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Published: 16 January 2021

Last updated: 9 April 2021

The Government has set out its phased roadmap to bring England out of national lockdown. Along with the rest of the country, Westminster is gradually beginning to lift restrictions on its residents, businesses and visitors.

From Monday 12 April, all traders in Westminster can operate. This includes market traders, isolated pitches, portrait artists and Green Park and Bayswater Artists.   

Trading in a COVID-secure way

For those pitches that are continuing to trade it is essential you follow Public Health advice to ensure the safety of all traders and customers by: 

  • >washing hands regularly with warm water and wear disposable gloves to limit contact 
  • where possible, encourage card payments to reduce the spread of infection 
  • not allowing shoppers to touch commodities 
  • keeping market stalls clean, and wipe down on a regular basis 
  • traders and their registered workers ensuring customers queuing 2 metres apart. This can be enforced through the use of queue markers, so people know where to queue. 
  • stopping trading immediately to reduce the risk of infecting others if a you or a registered worker develops symptoms 
  • stopping trading if you are a vulnerable trader and to inform Westminster’s Markets Team of this decision 

Read more about the UK government's guidelines.

Please email the markets team if you need further advice or support.