- Government advice is changing daily – almost hourly – and it is very likely we will be locked down anyway – so we want to give you enough warning so you can concentrate on other ways to promote your business.
- Sketts and other markets have made the decision not to open which is setting a precedent across the industry.
- We are reliant on volunteers to run the market and if one of us is sick or unable to attend we would struggle to find suitable alternative cover.
- We are under growing pressure from some of the community not to open. If there were any incidents or we were unable to manage queues it could have a harmful effect on our reputation.
We have desperately tried to come up with innovative ideas to be able to support you all whilst keeping farmers, stall holders and the public safe but we have realised it is too big a risk .
For those of you who are eligible for help to businesses promised by the government there are more details here.
We will be using the time and tapping into the skills of some of the Moseley community to try to set up ways we can support you – whether it is through online ordering or helping with drop off points for orders or deliveries. As soon as we have set this up, we’ll be advertising how it will work.