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Chesterfield to see reopening of non-essential retail businesses from 15 June

Chesterfield Borough Council is working with local retailers, Market Hall traders and the Pavements and Vicar Lane Shopping Centres to achieve the phased re-opening of non-essential retail stores within Chesterfield Town Centre from 15 June.

Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “It was great to welcome our regular market traders back to the town’s general market last week.

“We’re very much looking forward to the return of our ever popular flea market from this Thursday, and to more town centre retailers opening up for business from next Monday.”

“The safety of those who live, work and shop in Chesterfield town centre remains the council’s number one priority and we have been working closely with local retailers and market traders to make sure we can maintain safe social distancing within the town centre.”

“Signage will advise shoppers where to queue outside individual shops, and where restrictions may be enforced.”

“Barriers are also available for shops to use to make it clear where people should queue and wait to enter shops and this process will be supported by a number of council appointed ambassadors, deployed around the town centre to assist shoppers.”

In line with both Government and industry guidance, the town’s general market, which operates every Monday, Friday and Saturday, successfully re-opened for business last week, following the easing of lockdown restrictions. It was announced last week that the popular flea market is set to return to the town centre on Thursday 11 June.

The public toilets, which are located in the Market Hall are also open, but customers will notice some changes in terms of extra cleaning and hygiene procedures, and social distancing measures.

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