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Hungerford Market thrives despite lockdown

Town & Manor believe outdoor shopping is safer

Phil Cannings

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HUNGERFORD'S popular Wednesday outdoor market is flourishing amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Some critics took to social media to berate market shoppers.

However, the Constable of the Town & Manor, Nicholas Lumley, has said that strict social distancing measures remain in place.

He said: "The market will be open from 8am until 1pm. It will not be a huge crowded space or a social gathering.
We will enforce very strict rules with a one way system, 2m distancing and the option of card payment. The law is clear that food markets can continue."

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  • Dutchie

    02/04/2020 - 02:18

    I understand that food markets are allowed to stay open and it seems from the pictures that the market is “thriving”, but I can only add that COVID-19 will be thriving there too, because NO-ONE seems to be taken the rule of social distancing serious. Please people, this is not a joke! Stay indoors while the UK in lockdown!

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