Epsom Market will fully return this Thursday and Saturday (4 and 6 June) following the recent change to Government guidance, allowing stallholders to sell their full range of goods.
The monthly Farmers Market will take place this Sunday (7 June) and the monthly Vegan Market will take place on Sunday 28 June.
When the Covid-19 restrictions were introduced, market stalls were only able to sell food, but now they can sell all items again.
Councillor Eber Kington, Chairman of the Strategy and Resources Committee at Epsom & Ewell Borough Council said “In its 300 years of operation, Epsom Market has overcome many challenges and as in the past, and working with the traders, we will overcome this latest test.
“Under the Government rules, our traders who sell food and grocery items have been allowed to continue in the same way as supermarkets. Now we can welcome back all our traders as we gradually adopt the ‘new normal’.
"Safety is paramount and we politely urge shoppers to follow social distancing and take notice of the on-site signage and measures in place, in order to keep themselves and our stallholders as safe as possible. The shopping experience will be a little different but people will hopefully get used to it quite quickly”.
To keep stallholders and the public as safe as possible a socially distancing queuing system will be in place at each market stall. Stallholders will be regularly using hand sanitiser, and cleaning where appropriate, and shoppers are encouraged to only handle items they intend to purchase and to pay via contactless where they can and when it's available.