Alex is taking calls at the weekend
please check in with him on arrival on 07892 721855. .
IMPROVING ON LAST WEEKEND do your basic safety checks on the method statements and then the new ones
below – don’t bother with signs this week unless you have time the focus is QUEUE MANAGEMENT Stewards will be at most market to help manage social distancing
BLACKBOARDS message: ‘MAKE THE GAP at least 2m in the queues
- Wear disposable gloves, and use wipes or wash hands regularly using wipes if you have no sink
- keep your distance from stallholders and members of the public ( arms length at least ideally 2m) and other stewards
- keep conversations brief- if you don't need to be amongst the public all the time stay out of the way
NEW ADVICE FOR THIS WEEK 03/04/2020
Why aren’t we wearing face masks?
We wanted to explain our usage of face masks
during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, so you, fully understand our
policy. We empathise entirely that during this time you’ll want the utmost
access to the strictest safe guarding principles as you work, so we do not take
your concerns regarding our staff’s access to face masks lightly.
While face masks are extremely good at
reducing transmission from patients suffering from coronavirus (COVID-19),
there are a number of reasons why the UK Government and World Health
Organisation do not recommend we use them in non-medial environments:
So yes, the masks play an important role in
clinical settings and if you are looking after someone with covid-19 they’re
fundamental. But the UK Government and World Health Organisation do not
recommend the use of masks for everyday use or in most work places.
As we’re sure you understand with this
severe demand for facemasks the supply is being prioritised towards healthcare
However if you want to wear a face mask
please go ahead we also have some non-clinical masks available that we can get
to you if you want them.
1. Private sites do not let them in or give them permission to film
2. Do not make a comment – give them Alex number and then he can direct any request to mark or Cheryl
3. Get their phone number or email
1. Get their number and surname and contact details- say that we are following government advice and show them the stewards and 2m queue measures we have in place
2. If they have any concerns see if you can resolve them then and there – if not get them to speak to Alex who may then pass on their details to Mark or Cheryl
3. Note down their concerns and get straight in touch with Alex if they don’t hang around
2. Say that the police have been visiting the markets and have not found any issues.
3. If they have any concerns see if you can resolve them then and there – if not get them to speak to Alex who may then pass on their details to Mark or Cheryl
4. Note down their concerns and get straight in touch with Alex if they don’t hang around
1. Tasks you might be asked to do control gate numbers – or supervise queues to ensure 2m spacing between people. You might also be asked to put up 2m queue signs and to chalk 2m boxes or lines on the ground for people to stand in
2. The managers have disposable gloves and antibacterial wipes you can use – keep your hands washed when you can- we also have high vis jackets and you can write keep your distance on the backk
3. Keep 2m from everyone including other stewards and stallholders- ideally if you are managing queues have the managers table or a chair in front of you to stop people gathering to close to you
4. Ask crowds to disperse – especially around gates – we don’t want people waiting for friends or family outside the markets
5. In the queues ask people to spread out- shout if you like – go right to the back of the queue ask people to check behind them –make sure they form a line to one side out of the way of the path
6. Any difficult customers walk away don’t get into arguments – find the manager – or dial 101
7. If you are controlling gate numbers you might want to download a counting app on your phone
COVID 19/ CORONAVIRUS
If you haven’t read the latest producer news – read it before you manage
Markets are running as usual there are no concerns about markets staying open
but we advise taking extra care to help protect yourself and others from
Coronavirus and this means following the governments advice, we will monitor
the situation as events change and keep you informed. - Wash hands when you arrive and after set up and then again before covering for
stalls. Wash hands after collecting the rent – WASH HANDS MORE THAT’S THE
MESSAGE- use antibacterial wipes in your boxes
THERE IS NO STALL INFORMATION THIS WEEK. THE PRODUCER LIST FOR EACH MARKET REFLECTS WHO WE BELIEVE WILL BE ATTENDING. ABSENT STALLS HAVE BEEN FLAGGED AS 'AWAY' ON THE LISTS. PRODUCER LISTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED THROUGH THE DAY. Please do not chase up late or no show stalls this week.
Close one of the school gates and run the queue down Hydethorpe Road Managers should let
in 50 customers max and then stand or sit on the gate doing 1 in 1 out- dont let in more than 50 if the queues are too long inside the market.
Use the whole carpark and put out cones to deter cars from entering the space - permitting only disabled drivers Remove stalls for centre and run stalls down the side of the car-park.
Toilet has been set-up next to market box - code 3273
Ealing: Move most stalls onto one side of the street with backs of gazebos on the pavement.
Photos and Layout to be sent as urgent.
Manager should let in 50 customers max and then stand or sit on the gate doing 1 in 1 out
Manager should let in 20 customers max and then stand or sit on the gate doing 1 in 1 out
Move the Moxon Street end of Aybrook Street to face the pub side and remove a stall from St Vincent Street.Wild Country Organics to set up in a straight line.
Only Simon Long, Perry Court and one other stall should be placed in St Vincent Street.
La Fromagerie are kindly letting producers use their toilet for this week until we can sort a portaloo.
Site is now barriered with a designated entrance/exit point. Stewards to let 50 customers in and then do 1 in 1 out. Chegworth to set up outside their shop rather than within the market. Space out the market with no vehicles behind
Rookery and Hurdlebrook. No stalls in centre put them all around the edge - bigger stalls have been asked to use less space.
Move stalls with backs to the wall (Eden row
and Ted’s Veg row) against the wall to create space in the centre and
spread out middle stalls by 1m.Managers should let in 90 customers and then do 1 in 1 out
Site is now barriered with a designated entrance/exit point. Stewards to let 40-50 customers in and then do 1 in 1 out.
John Cullen Gardens will be away so move Olivier's Bakery to John Cullen's position to reduce huddling.
Managers should only open one door of the main gate and let in 80 customers and then do 1 in 1 out. Wild Country to swap spaces with Petit Moulin and set up in a straight line.
South Kensington (Sat):
Spread out stalls leaving 1m of space in between stalls and put legs of stalls on
the pavement to create more space
Toilet has been set-up next to the public house - code 3273
Take another row of
bays in the car park- push stalls back at least 3m to create space in the centre for queues
Toilet has been set-up next to the industrial bins - code 3273
Move Culinary Herb Co. and Wild Country towards library to stretch the market.
Tell stallholders to keep an eye on their cash boxes. Recent Thefts at the
Site is now barriered with a designated entrance/exit point. Stewards to let 40 customers in and then do 1 in 1 out.
All stalls on the Iverson Road side of the
market to face the road to reduce inwards crowds.
Wimbledon: (Use receipt book B)
Managers should let in 50-80 customers max and then stand or sit on the gate doing 1 in 1 outPush stalls in outer rows back against the wall to create larger walkways and separate central stalls.Some vans to park in school carpark.
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11 O'Donnell Court
(T)020 7833 0338
(F)020 7812 1061
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