Essential market stalls to remain open

Council markets in Huddersfield, Dewsbury, and Cleckheaton will continue to open on their regular markets days, with COVID-19 safety precautions in place, providing local people with access to essential supplies.

In line with government guidance and to help stop the spread of coronavirus, only shops selling essential items such as food, cleaning products, hardware, and pet supplies will be open, and cafés will be providing a take-away service only.

To help keep everyone safe, the measures to ensure social distancing such as instructional signs, one-way systems, and queue management are still in place. The markets and stalls are all sanitised in line with food hygiene regulations and there are hand sanitiser points on entry and exit. Touchpoints like door handles and bannisters will also be cleaned regularly throughout the day. Public toilets will, unfortunately, have to remain closed.

Opening and closing times

  • Queensgate and Cleckheaton markets will be open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Saturday.
  • Huddersfield open market will be open from 9am to 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
  • Dewsbury market will be open from 9am to 3pm Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Cleckheaton Farmers Market will be open 9.00am until 1.00pm first Saturday of every month.

Councillor Paul Davies said:

“From experience we know that our markets can operate safely with the support of our market staff to help ensure that social distancing is in place. Having an alternative place to buy essential supplies will help to reduce the pressure on supermarkets, to help keep crowding and queuing to a minimum please shop alone where possible.

Please follow the government guidelines while supporting your local businesses, by staying apart from other households, washing our hands, and wearing a facemask we can keep the markets safe for everyone.”