What’s happening in your Market?

A message from the team at Plymouth Market

Keeping our customers and stallholders safe

In these worrying and constantly changing times, the team at Plymouth Market would like to reassure customers and stallholders/ business owners within the Market of our efforts to ensure their safety and the precautions we are taking to do so.

Keeping Plymouth Market clean

The cleanliness of the Market has always been of upmost concern to us. In light of the Government’s advice on the importance of keeping areas of high contact clean we are in the fortuitous position of having contact-less, automatic sliding doors in place in all four of our main entrances into the Market and large, open walkways between the stalls which enable our customers to keep to the recommended social distancing measurements.

We have increased our cleaning rota and are ensuring the main areas where contact is required i.e. toilets, the lift to the mezzanine and internal doors are sanitised on a regular basis.

We are monitoring the communal toilet areas and ensuring there is always enough soap, toilet paper and hand drying facilities available for customers and stallholders to follow the Government’s advice on safe handwashing.

Our stallholders too are doing their bit and keeping surfaces and products clean, as well as in some cases only accepting contact-less payment, rather than cash, for goods and services.

Having spoken directly to our fresh and cooked food vendors, supplies have not been affected as is the case with some of the major retailers. We have a steady supply of goods coming in every day, so our main message is THERE IS NO NEED TO PANIC! We have no intention of closing the Market and have plans in place should movement restrictions be implied on the general public.

To help key workers such as frontline NHS staff to access supplies more easily, some of our fresh food businesses are also offering a call and collect service.

Plymouth Market – Plymouth’s market

We are Plymouth’s market and we will continue, for as long as possible, to cater to and provide for the people of Plymouth in these difficult and unprecedented times.
We also ask you as customers to understand that the Market is a collective of local and independent traders, many of whom are finding the massive impact that the Corona Virus is having on everyday life and social interaction, financially untenable to their businesses as sole traders. We hope we can count on your continued support and look forward to welcoming you to Plymouth Market, part of the city’s heritage since 1253.

Matt Jones
Market Manager