Oxford's celebrated outdoor market in Gloucester Green will reopen on Wednesday (14 April).
The market, which is run by LSD Promotions on behalf of Oxford City Council, will return to its normal operating days of Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Located in the centre of the city, Gloucester Green Market is a traditional open-air market featuring a wide range of goods on different days, including fresh produce, household goods, flowers, books, vintage arts, hats and clothes.
The market includes street food from more than 20 countries and offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
In line with Government advice, traders have also adapted their stalls and businesses to enable social distancing, and compliance with the Government’s latest safety standards.
- A more spacious layout to provide bigger gaps between stalls
- A manager on hand to monitor social distancing and footfall
- All LSD staff and traders to wear face coverings
- Encouraging traders to install screens
- Hand sanitising stations around the market
- All traders being provided with posters to remind staff and customers of the importance of social distancing
“We’re delighted Gloucester Green market is re-opening. Shopping outside is one of the safest ways to shop during the pandemic and we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors.
“Our stallholders are also looking forward to seeing their customers again.”
Elaine Philip, Markets Manager at Oxford City Council
“We are so happy to bring back the heartbeat of the city. Gloucester Green market represents everything that is good about Oxford and we are already talking to the many artists and artisans who visit us to welcome them back to display their skills amongst the finest traders in the county.
The marketplace is all outside and has the best international street food on offer in the UK.”
Dermot McGillicuddy, Operational Director at LSD Promotions