Weekly market on Tuesday continues with food only
Non-food stalls will no longer be allowed on the market. This has been agreed on a regional level because of the recent government measures. This means that markets will still be held, but only for food stalls.
Weekly markets are regarded as open-air supermarkets providing the basic necessities of life for its citizens and help to reduce the pressure on, and the hustle and bustle of ordinary supermarkets. The safety region has set conditions on the continuation of weekly markets, while the city urges visitors and shopkeepers to adhere to the regulations for a safe.
Clear hygiene measures also apply to market vendors and visitors. This "corona protocol" complies with the guidelines of the RIVM and the City Health Authority. The market master and municipal enforcers supervise compliance with these rules. Insufficient distance or group formation will be safeguarded by enforcement and, if necessary, closure.
The alderman for Economic Affairs Robert van Rijn says: "Safety comes first. Last week, the market went well and it was safe. Through this measure we can create more space to spread the market stalls. This will also allow the market to be a safe place and make a contribution to the vital food chain".
The main guidelines are:
- The stalls are scattered around the market, so crowds can be spread and a distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained among people on the market.
- Avoid hand-to-hand contact. Payments are preferably made by debit-card. For cash payments, you are asked to put your money on the counter, so that no hand-to-hand contact is necessary.
- Sufficient disinfectant hand soap must be available where needed.
- No seats or standing tables and food-test plates at the market stallsGloves are used when consumers and sellers touch food
- Food is not meant to be consumed on the market. The market vendors wrap the products in take-away packaging
- There are warning notes on and around the market stating the rules
- Despite all the restrictive measures, the city tries to keep life comfortable where possible. Everyone is expected to make a contribution to stopping the coronavirus.