Richard Lascelles, Markets and Allotments Officer at East Riding council shares how they put in place safer working practices in Pocklington Market to keep shoppers and traders safe. Find out how you can work safely here.
My name’s Richard Lascelles, I’m Markets and Allotments Officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
So today we’re in Pocklington, And Pocklington’s market has operated every Tuesday, certainly for the last 30 years, but the market charter here was granted in the 11th Century.
In order to improve, or to allow for social distancing, we’ve implemented signage, and we’ve also spread the traders around at the various markets that we do.
So this market in particular, what we’ve done is we’ve turned one of the rows of stalls to face into the road, so that then when shops do reopen as well, there is the extra space and the footways.
But in terms of traders as well, we’ve asked that they take responsibility with regards to providing hand sanitiser and space within the stalls for traders, and implement the queues in such a fashion that obviously people can obey the two metres rule.