Barnsley Market will close temporarily on a Monday and Tuesday in response to COVID-19, and a new home delivery service has also been launched.
The market will temporarily open to the public from Wednesday to Saturday only. There is no change to the opening hours of 8:30am until 4:30pm.
The move has been made to allow stallholders to replenish stock, while also reducing pressure on staffing levels, especially with school closures and self-isolation measures.
Traders have been given the option to trade outside on both or either day. E B Price Greengrocers and Potts Bakery will operate outside on both days – while Dave & Dave Fruit & Veg will operate outside on Tuesdays.
Outdoor markets are currently unaffected by the changes.
The council is working with and supporting traders through this unprecedented time. Locals are encouraged to support local businesses and continue shopping locally.
The situation is constantly evolving and the council will continue to track and follow government advice and guidance.
Remember you can order your shopping online via shopappy.com/barnsley, with a home delivery service now available between 9am-4pm.
The town’s taxi drivers will deliver goods from the market to those struggling to get their shopping who live in the Barnsley borough.
Similar to a supermarket home delivery service, locals will be able to order their market shopping from any of the traders who are part of the ShopAppy scheme.
They’ll then be able to choose an option for home delivery at checkout, before goods are delivered between 9am-4pm on the delivery day chosen.
Items will be left on the doorstep of shoppers. The driver will ring the doorbell/knock at the door and then stand at least two metres away from the house, to ensure customers can safely collect shopping.
The delivery service will cost £5.
Shoppers will also be able to click and collect from the market collection point, at its May Day Green entrance, between 1pm-7pm on market days.
Locals can place their order by visiting www.shopappy.com/barnsley.
Anyone with additional requirements for delivery should call 01226 772239.
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