Latest requirements for Mullumbimby Market

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Northern Rivers Market Collective was formed by the Regions Market Managers, members of the Management Committees and Local Council Representatives in response to Covid-19 restrictions and returning to business as regional markets. Together we believed we could work better as a collective, sharing our knowledge, resources and supporting our retailers and community groups during restrictions.

As a collective we are implementing a number of measures, including extra cleaning and training to help safeguard the community against the spread of COVID-19 and to meet the recommendations of NSW Government and NSW Health. We have no choice but to comply as organisations if we wish to trade again, we must agree to protect our community and ourselves and we must work together to meet the requirements.

This attached document is to support the best practice on moving forward, we have worked together to create guidelines so our retailers and community groups can have continuity between markets and what is expected of them. We request that retailers and community groups support the endeavors of the market and follow the directions of our staff and managers if they choose to come back.

For some retailers this may be too hard to comply or they do not believe in the restrictions, as an organisation we believe we must follow the requirements to protect our community. Once the restrictions are lifted you may consider returning; please keep in touch.

All stallholders will need to understand their responsibilities to start trading again.

General Stallholders, art, craft, merchandise, clothing etc are not required by law to have a safety plan. However it is a great tool to use and to evaluate if you are able to meet the NSW Government’s Requirements to start trading again.

Food Stalls are required and it is compulsory to have a safety plan in place that must be registered and on site with them at all markets.

Local Council suggests all food stalls should complete the free Food Safety Training; the course has some valuable resources and information.   COVID-19 awareness for food service training

Massage, therapy, and hands on services are compulsory to have a safety plan in place that must be registered and on site with them at all markets. COVID-19 Safety Plan: beauty, nail, waxing, tanning and hairdressing salons

The attached document, COVID 19 – MULLUMBIMBY STALLHOLDER REQUIREMENTS, outlines the terms to trade at Mullumbimby Community Market to which you must agree. If you do not agree and abide by the guidelines, the market organizer will refuse entry to trade.

This document must be forwarded to by Friday 7th August, so that the market organizer can allocate stalls as some changes have to be made.


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