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In line with the new government restrictions and Hertfordshire entering Tier 4,the Market is operating under the new restrictions for retailers (imposed by the government on 19.12.2020) and only approved businesses will be allowed to trade. Traders are taking additional measures to protect themselves and the public they serve.

In line with government guidelines, traders (as all retailers) must adhere to the following:

• Ensure a distance of two meters between customers and shop assistants; and

• Let people enter the shop only in small groups, to ensure that spaces are not crowded.

• Queue control is required outside of shops and other essential premises that remain open.Currently the Market is due to open and is scheduled to continue to operate every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (if permitted by the government to do so). You will also see market traders on Market Square and outside Jackson Square on Monday to Wednesday in the lead up to Christmas from the 21st- 23rd December.

The Town Council have the safety of the traders, its officers and the public as its primary focus.