Traders are being invited back to Stoke-on-Trent’s indoor markets following the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Non-essential stalls reopened at Longton, Stoke and Tunstall markets on Wednesday, after Hanley Market reopened for all traders on Monday.
While some stalls, such as those selling fruit and veg, have been able to trade throughout the pandemic, others have been prevented from operating by coronavirus regulations.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council, which runs the markets, has put in place a number of measures to ensure the traders can serve customers safely.
These include regular testing of on-site markets staff, and new training covering areas such as cleaning and security.
The markets will also be well-ventilated with windows and doors kept open where possible.
While all stalls are now allowed to reopen, café seating areas will remain closed until May 17 at the earliest, as they are classed as indoor seated service.
Council leader Abi Brown urged shoppers to come back to the city’s markets.
She said: “We’ve been working very hard to ensure our markets are Covid secure, so…