COVID-19 MARKET SAFETY
There will be some changes to the market you're used to visiting to ensure we can all follow the current guidance.
We are delighted to have achieved the 'Good to Go' Standard with the Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Markets in Northern Ireland.
Acquiring the Industry Standard 'Good to Go' Mark means that our market has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, we have a Risk Assessment in place, as do our traders, and we have all implemented measures to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
Please respect each other by respecting the guidelines.
We are committed to adhering to the Covid-19 government guidelines with safety protocols in place to ensure we meet the industry standards set by Tourism NI.
The market is outdoor with plenty of space for queues and social distancing
We will have fewer traders attending each market to allow more space for social distancing
The market will have a entrance and exit point
Traders will be practicing social distancing
Contactless transactions will be available at most stalls, although they will also accept cash and will be following the appropriate handling and hand sanitizing requirements to ensure they maintain a high level of hygiene in interacting with all customers.
We must ensure that the market is not a gathering place. Please only visit the market in your household groups/social bubbles only and do not arrange to meet others there.
Please come, shop and leave when you have completed your shopping. Please do not linger in the market area.
Remember to maintain a safe social distance while queuing & walking around the market site.
ACCESS TO THE MARKET
The Market will have an Entry and Exit Point
Access to the market will be managed during busy times to control the number of visitors in the market. Expect queues
Restricted numbers are allowed to enter the market area, please leave the market site when you've completed your shopping and do not congregate in the market area, to allow others to enter.
Hand sanatiser will be available on entry to the market and at each traders stall
Masks/face coverings should be worn by market visitors where not exempt.
NAVIGATING THROUGH THE MARKET
We will have an easy to follow, naturally flowing one way system in place
Signs will be in-place to remind you of the measures and guide you around the site.
Please respect social distances throughout the market site and while queuing
We have introduced a policy of one person/family group at a time per stall and socially distanced queues.
There will be fewer hot food/drinks currently, mainly 'take home' food, art, craft, gifts, speciality food.
Hot Food/Drinks are take away only and will not be available inside the market site, they should not be eaten in the market site.
Please use the sanitiser provided if you're not carrying your own, remember to maintain a safe social distance while queuing & walking around the market site and don't forget to bring your reusable bag!