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Coronavirus: suspension of all markets

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert

Posted on 24 March 2020

Allerdale Borough Council has announced today, 23 March 2020 that it is suspending its street markets for two months in line with official advice and guidance relating to Covid - 19. 

The markets which operate in Keswick, Wigton, Workington and seasonally in Silloth are suspended with immediate effect. 

Council Deputy Leader Councillor Mike Johnson said “Markets are a much loved and vibrant feature of our towns. I really appreciate the efforts market traders put into offering a wide range of goods with excellent, personal service. However, we must do the right thing and follow the government’s guidance on social distancing and staying at home, hence the suspension of the markets.”  

The Council has signposted the range of government support for businesses on its website and is encouraging market traders to check their eligibility for the business support measures.