COVID-19 Secure Guidelines


  • If you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 such as a persistent cough, fever or change of sense of taste/smell then you should not attend any market. You should self-isolate in line with government guidance.

  • Please adhere to the one way and/or queuing guidance, and at all times maintain a 2m distance from others.

  • Please do not handle goods unless you intend to purchase them.

  • Please pay by a contactless method when possible.

  • Please dispose of your litter in the bins provided.

  • Please use the hand sanitising stations at each of the stalls.


  • All traders must have completed their own covid secure risk assessment.

  • All traders will be required to wear masks or visors.

  • All traders must have adequate hand washing/sanitizing, disinfectant spray (foodsafe for food products BS EN 1276 or 13697) & gloves available on their stall.

  • Contactless payments as preferred method of taking payments, all cash transfers must be sanitized.

  • All traders must manage queues on their stalls 

  • All food products to be pre-packaged as individually wrapped where possible. This is also preferred for non-food items where possible.

  • Samples only provided if COVID-19 Secure Risk assessment approved by Vegan Markets UK.

  • Hot food traders to mark out (using chalk or tape etc.) queuing and collection points for visitors

  • Hot food traders to add condiments to products for the customer.

  • All surfaces that can be touched by the public to be cleaned regularly.

  • Any trader displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 such as a persistent cough, fever or change of sense of taste/smell should not appear at any market. They should self-isolate in line with government guidance.

  • Traders must maintain social distancing guidelines wherever possible. This includes during setup and takedown.

  • These guidelines will be changed and adapted as the restrictions change.

General Measures

  • Each trader will be provided with their own gazebo or space for their own 3x3m gazebo – this will ensure 2m distancing from neighbouring traders and the public.

  • Gazebos will be positioned to create as much space as possible to enable the public to queue at 2m safe distances and freedom of movement maintaining 2m distancing.

  • Where possible there will be a one-way system in operation again to facilitate 2m distancing and floor markings to encourage queue direction and 2m spacing at hot food stalls.

We will follow the latest government recommendations and update the guidelines accordingly.