Markets to welcome back non-essential traders

Markets in Wolverhampton are set to welcome back non-essential traders from Monday.

The return of non-essential traders to Bilston, Wednesfield and Wolverhampton City Centre markets is part of the next steps of the Government's plans to ease lockdown.

Covid secure measures will be in place for visitors to the markets, including social distancing to ensure the safety of staff, traders and members of the public.

Other safety measures include a separate entrance and exit, a guided one-way system, maximum capacity and extra security.

Visitors will also be asked to wear face coverings while shopping.

Wednesfield Market will fully reopen from Monday, while Bilston and the city centre market will see a phased return of non-essential traders.

Ross Cook, Wolverhampton Council's director for city environment, said: “It’s good news that we can safely start operating markets with non-essential traders again in Wolverhampton. We know they have been missed and hope that everyone will follow the measures that have been put in place for them to be fully open.

“We have been working closely with traders to ensure they have the correct measures in place to operate safely.”

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