Doncaster and Mexborough Markets looks forward to re-opening the wider market as lockdown measures are relaxed
Doncaster and Mexborough Markets looks forward to re-opening the wider market as lockdown measures are relaxed. Throughout the lockdown period, Doncaster Market has supported a network of essential traders offering fresh food and produce to the people of Doncaster, both at the market and through home delivery services. Following the latest announcements from the Government, we are now ready to reopen the wider market in accordance with guidelines.
Doncaster and Mexborough Markets have continued to be open throughout the lockdown
period, providing essential food supplies of fresh meats, fish and vegetables, cooked
meats, cheeses, deli and bakery products over the past weeks which have been well
received by visitors to the Market both old and new. Measures have been in place to
monitor and control entry into the building, with shoppers being greeted upon arrival,
directed to hand sanitising facilities and instructions of the exit location to assist with social
In line with the latest government guidance, we are pleased to say that from Friday 5th June
the Tuesday, Friday and Saturday outdoor market will reopen on the Market Place, with
social distancing measures in place including the spacing out of traders, introduction of
one-way systems and ground markings to support social distancing.
Other retail will be re-opening from 16th June on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between
8am and 2pm across the estate. This includes the Corn Exchange, Goose Hill Market and
the Wool Market, as well as a retail traders at Mexborough Market, with new measures in
place to ensure social distancing and hand-sanitising can be adhered to.
These will include one-way systems, designated points of entry and exit, floor markings and
hand-sanitising stations. We encourage people to come back to the market and support
local traders in a safe way, and market staff and the wider community of traders will be on
hand to provide guidance and support.
Although food units are not yet able to open in the Wool Market, many traders will be
offering a takeaway service from 4th June, available from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday nights. Orders can be taken through Just Eat, or by calling traders directly
and coming to pick up your food which will be brought to you at a collection point at the
door. Unfortunately, no members of the public will be able to come into the building or use
the seating area at this point.
The safety of our traders and the public is our first concern, so the full re-opening will be
phased to build up to the pre-lockdown operating hours. In the meantime, traders who are
able to open will be available Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am until 2pm, and
Wool Market food deliveries available Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights 5pm to 9pm.
We look forward to getting back in full swing, but for now we are building up our capacity
and making sure we support social distancing and cleansing and hygiene measures.
For more information, please follow our Facebook Pages (Doncaster Market, The Wool
Market and Mexborough Market) where you can see detailed and up to date information
about our opening times, new initiatives and traders. Many of our traders are offering
delivery services and will continue to do so, so please get in touch with them directly via
their social media pages to learn more.