Preston Markets to see reduced hours and partial closures due to coronavirus

Posted on - 23rd March, 2020 - 5:36pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
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The Market Hall in Preston will run on reduced hours, will outdoor stalls and second hand markets to cease trading until it is safe.

Preston Market hall will face reduced hours and partial closures to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

From Tuesday 24 March 2020, the Market Hall at Preston Markets will reduce its opening hours to 8:00am – 3:00pm Monday to Saturday.

Both the Outdoor and Second-hand markets will cease trading from 24th March until further notice.

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This earlier closing time is to enable traders to re-stock stalls and efficiently complete home deliveries to people who are vulnerable or self-isolating.

During these reduced opening hours, Preston City Council asks customers to adhere to the social distancing rules outlined by the government to keep a minimum of 2 metres between each person, while shopping and queuing.

Pickles of Preston, Redman’s, Fresh & Fruity, TCK Deli, Aunty Dolly’s (Takeaway only), Superveg, UR Phones, Mark Williams, Strands, Liveseys will all remain open in the market hall.

A joint statement from Councillor Brown, Leader of Preston City Council and Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet Member for Environment at Preston City Council:

“Firstly, thank you to everyone who has supported the independent businesses at Preston Markets during this difficult time of uncertainty. 

“Preston Markets is adapting daily with the information published by the Government to ensure the safety of the traders and customers.

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“We should all be proud of our Market Traders who have been adapting to the situation, while providing essential food products in a safe and friendly environment. The reduced hours of the Market Hall will enable the traders to provide vital home deliveries of fresh food to people who are currently self-isolating.

“When everything returns to normal, I hope the people of Preston recognise the value of Preston Markets and continue to support these independent businesses by shopping local.”

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