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, and provide an environment where our visitors, traders and staff feel safe and comfortable.

 

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.

Many of our members have also undergone additional bespoke health and safety training

under the Taste Causeway Safe and Alert accreditation.

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VISITOR GUIDELINES

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.

 

MARKET CHANGES

  • The market is outdoor with plenty of space for queues and social distancing but it can get busy at times.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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.

FACE MASKS / COVERINGS *unless exempt

  • While masks are not required in outdoor settings, they are recommended where there is large crowds or where there are queues.

  • At times the market may get busy and there can be queues - we are recommending face masks are worn unless exempt but will not turn you away if you don't have your mask with you.

  • See our reference guidance HERE

HOT FOOD/DRINKS

  • 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. 

  • Hot food is accesable from below ths swans at the Ballycastle Site.