After a four-month hiatus, the Talbot Farmers’ Market is set to make a comeback this Sunday, despite some parts of the state returning to stage three lockdown due to a spike in coronavirus cases.
A swag of precautions will be in force this weekend, with the committee’s acting president Fred Davies saying the committee is excited for the event to return after the cancellation of its March, April, May and June markets due to COVID-19.
“Unless anything changes between now and Sunday, the market will go ahead,” he said.
“We’ve got all the precautions in place, including changing the spacing between our stallholders and marking out standing spots throughout so that people can maintain social distance.”
Patrons will need to enter the market site via three points, use hand sanitiser and move through the stalls as quickly as possible.
“The entry points will be at each end of Scandinavian Crescent and at Camp Street,” Mr Davies said.
“On entry, people will be asked to use hand sanitiser, which will be provided.”
Current Department of Health and Human Services advice for the running of outdoor markets is that both food and non-food trade is permitted, the market operator is responsible for ensuring the four square metre rule is applied and that customers should keep at least 1.5 metres in between them and other people.
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