New rules on face masks at Grimsby Top Town Market

New rules on face masks at Grimsby Top Town Market

New rules on face masks at Grimsby Top Town Market

North East Lincolnshire Council have confirmed that all shoppers visiting Grimsby’s Top Town Market will be required to wear a face mask.

This follows an announcement by the government, that from Friday 24 July, face masks will become compulsory in all shops in England.

The market remained partially open throughout much of the coronavirus lockdown, selling essential items only.

It was permitted to fully re-open on 4 July, with strict new safety and social-distancing measures in place.

These include the use of a one-way system, floor markers to ensure shoppers remain two metres apart, queuing arrangements with each trader and increased cleaning procedures.

But as of Friday 24 July, these measures will now include a requirement for all shoppers to wear a face mask when visiting the market.

Councillor John Fenty, portfolio holder for regeneration and skills at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“The safety of shoppers is paramount and we are fully committed to the protection of the local economy by making sure the market is a safe place for all those who use it.

“I would like to thank residents for their continued support and co-operation with all of the safety measures that have been introduced.

“We will continue to review these measures in line with Government guidance and look forward to welcoming customers to the market.”

Top Town Market is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9am and 5pm.

The Food Hall is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm

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