John P Walker, from CJs Events Warwickshire Limited, speaks about the changes they have made in order to keep people safe and protected at Warwick District Markets. Find out how you can work safely here.
Since the 24 March we’ve closed the markets and since then, we’ve been working on our phased return.
We’ve introduced a card only market with social distancing. All the stalls have to have hand sanitiser or washing facilities and wear face masks.
And we only let so many people into the market area at one time. So there’s not too many queues within the market area.
My name’s Martin and my business is ‘I love Crepes’. So this is our third weekend here, first weekend with the crepery business. We’re using this platform that CJs have provided us to run the business.
In terms of safety measures, this is first class. The numbers as you can see, people are really well spread out.
It was quite important to bring this back, because all of the traders this is their livelihood. Once the market went, they had nowhere else to go. Some of them were doing door deliveries, which was a lot of hassle for them. So it was quite important to keep the local businesses going.
Warwick District Council’s been very good at what they’ve done to help us out. The events team, the environment health team, the exec team, we all work together to get to this point. And we can’t moan at all about the support they’ve given us.