Bradford’s most successful and popular Sunday market is set to re-open tomorrow, after being closed since the Covid-19 lockdown was announced on 23 March.
Cannon Mills, which houses between 80 -150 stalls ranging from food to fabrics, has said that it will be opening its outdoor markets only, on 7 June.
The owner Mr Shafiq Tariq told Asian Sunday he is phasing the opening of market stalls, so that they can fully monitor and ensure the safety of visitors, stall holders and staff. Mr Tariq has put on extra staff to ensure all rules are strictly followed, and to maintain public and staff safety, at all times.
His team have been working hard to reposition stalls, create a one-way system and mark 2metre distances across the huge mill complex, so that it is ready in time for phase 1 of its re-opening tomorrow
Mr Tariq said: “Stall holders have lost thousands especially as we stayed closed during Ramadan where shopping is busiest leading up to Eid. However, safety has always been of paramount importance and we have been doing our best to comply with the government lockdown rules.
“We are phasing our re-opening by only opening the outdoor markets first and hopefully that will prepare us for the opening of the indoor side of the markets”
The indoor area of the markets will not be open until 21 June.
Mr Tariq has asked that visitors strictly adhere to the lockdown rules and follow the one-way system he and his team have implemented to ensure everyone has a safe and pleasurable shopping experience.
The floors and stalls have also been marked with 2 metre distancing spaces, and hand sanitisers will be available at every entrance of the site.
Visitors are being asked to park responsibly, across their three car parks which can hold more than a thousand cars.
For more information and updates contact Cannon Mills on 01274 578 678