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COVID-19 and the Market

COVID-19 and the Market

We are pleased to announce that the Market remains OPEN, with measures in place to ensure the safety of our customers and stallholders.  

The Rotary Club of Hall, which runs the Market, confirms that the Capital Region Farmers Market is an essential food service bringing the Canberra region fresh, healthy produce, and will continue to maintain food supply from regional growers and a healthy diet for Canberrans. So come on down and support your local farmers

Shoppers are invited to return this weekend with the following rules in place: 

  • The wearing of masks is encouraged.
  • Check-in via the CBR app.
  • Shop and Go – do not congregate in the laneways. Please go to the outer areas of the market to catch up with friends.
  • Do not enter other areas of EPIC outside of the market as they are presently closed to the public.
  • Sanitise.
  • Stay home if unwell.

Please follow all directions from volunteers and stallholders to help keep our market and community safe.

To assist with making your trip to the Market you will be able to view our list of attending stallholders (updated each Friday.) 

We would like to thank all our shoppers and stallholders for your ongoing support throughout the ACT lockdown period. 


Previous Updates

COVID-19 and the Market – 28 August 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Market will be back OPEN, with measures in place to ensure the safety of our customers and stallholders.  

The Rotary Club of Hall, which runs the Market, confirmed today that the Market can safely open with thorough processes in place in line with ACT Health Guidelines, remaining open as an essential food service for Canberrans. 

It is important we return as a means for local farmers and producers to continue to make a living, and as a safe outdoor alternative to supermarket shopping.  

Shoppers are invited to return this weekend with the following rules in place: 

  • Only ONE shopper to attend per household.  
  • No eating or drinking onsite. 
  • The wearing of masks is mandatory. 
  • Check-in via the CBR app. 
  • Shop and Go – do not congregate, purchase your goods then promptly leave the premises.  
  • Sanitise. 
  • Stay home if unwell.  

The Market will be operating at a reduced capacity with essential stallholders only. To assist with making your trip to the Market as quick and easy as possible, you will be able to view our list of attending stallholders (updated each Friday.) 

We would like to thank all our shoppers and stallholders for your ongoing support throughout the ACT lockdown period. 

The Market is CLOSED – 21 August 2021

In line with increased COVID-19 case numbers and associated restrictions in NSW and ACT.

Unfortunately, the Capital Region Farmers Market will be CLOSED this coming Saturday 21st August 2021.

The Rotary Club of Hall, which runs the Market, confirms that the Market will not operate this weekend.

The decision is based on the increased numbers of community transmission of Covid-19 in the ACT announced over the past two days, along with increased Covid-19 restrictions in both NSW and the ACT affecting farmers, producers and their transport of goods.

Safety is the Market’s number one priority, and the Market wishes to ensure the ongoing safety of the Canberra community, stallholders and volunteers to help reduce the risk of transmission. This also supports the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s message for Canberrans to stay at home.

The Market would like to thank all of our shoppers for supporting our stallholders during this difficult time.

Keen to still support your favourite stallholder? Please keep an eye out on our social media for stallholder notices on how you may be able to access home delivery or special offers, and also check directly on our stallholders’ profile page on our website, as well as their own social media channels.

We will reassess the situation early next week with regards to the Market resuming on the following Saturday 28th August.

COVID-19 and the Market – 13 August 2021

Our Market will be open this coming Saturday, though it will be operating in a limited capacity. Many of our stallholders are an essential food service bringing the Canberra region fresh, healthy produce, and will continue to maintain food supply from regional growers and a healthy diet for Canberrans.

While the ACT remains in lockdown, the Market will be offering essential food only. That means there will be no plants, no flowers, and no ready to eat food. Food and beverages are not to be consumed on premises (coffee will not be being served).

When attending the Market, the following rules will be in place for all shoppers:

  • One person per household only.
  • Masks are mandatory.
  • Using the Check In CBR app is mandatory.
  • Please do not socialise at the Market, you will be asked to keep moving.
  • SHOP AND GO.
  • Do not attend if you are feeling at all unwell.
  • Food and beverages not to be consumed on premises.
  • Only handle produce you intend to purchase.

Please follow all directions from volunteers and stallholders to help keep our market and community safe.

To remain open as safely as possible, there will be a reduced number of stallholders in attendance. The This Week at the Market page will be regularly updated, please check prior to visiting to plan your visit.

COVID-19 and the Market – July 2021

Our Market will be open this coming Saturday. We are an essential food service bringing the Canberra region fresh, healthy produce, and will continue to maintain food supply from regional growers and a healthy diet for Canberrans.

Please be aware of restrictions put in place by ACT Health and follow all advice in relation to listed Areas of Concern. In particular – do not attend the Market if you have been in the Greater Sydney region. You must follow ACT Health Stay at Home requirements immediately.

The Market is following all advice from ACT Health and all stallholders are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our shoppers and the Canberra community.

While masks will no longer be a mandatory requirement for shoppers, the ACT Government encourages the use of face masks when you are unable to physically distance yourself from others.

When attending the Market, we ask that shoppers:

  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have visited an exposure site
  • Continually monitor the ACT Covid-19 website for updates
  • Sanitise upon entry
  • Check in using the Check-In CBR app
  • Maintain social distancing as much as possible and to Shop and Go.

Thank you to everyone for helping us keep the Market and our Canberra community safe!

COVID-19 and the Market – February 2021

Our Market will be open this coming Saturday. We are an essential food service bringing the Canberra region fresh, healthy produce, and will continue to maintain food supply from regional growers and a healthy diet for Canberrans.

We have received positive feedback from the community and will continue to support our farmers and growers for as long as we can. Thank you to our customers who are well aware of space, stand back and keep the social distancing measures top of mind.

We now ask for our community to work together to keep everyone safe. We are putting in as many measures as we can so that we can continue to access fresh food while also making sure we can follow social distancing to do our bit to move through this situation.

Please follow all directives from ACT Health and do not visit the Market if you have visited a listed restricted area or you have been directed to isolate.

Stallholders who are from a restricted area will not be attending the Market. Their produce is allowed to be transported into the ACT and we are working with them to ensure their produce can still be available to our Canberra community.

We have reintroduced tables and chairs into our food court area, however we need everyone’s help in keeping our Market safe. All shoppers are asked to clear and wipe down their tables after use, as well as sanitise their hands once they have finished eating.

Please Note: Our changed traffic arrangements will still be in place for the Market this Saturday, with all vehicle access to be via Old Wells Station Road only. All pedestrian access will be via Gate 4 (Service Station entry) only.

Click here to view or download the map.

Capital Region Farmers Market encourages the use of face masks for shoppers, staff, volunteers and stallholders whilst at the Market, however they are not mandatory at this stage. Please be aware of any changes to this advice via our social media channels and website, as well as monitoring the latest advice from ACT Health.

Implemented measures at CRFM

  • Hand sanitiser is available at both entrances to the market. Please sanitise your hands when you enter the market.
  • We have posted signage to encourage shoppers and vendors to practice social distancing of 1.5m from each other.
  • All stallholders have a Covid-19 Safety Plan for their farms and business premises, as well as at the market.
  • Bathrooms, ATMs and other surfaces will be sanitised at regular intervals.

What we ask of all our customers

  • SHOP and GO! We would like to reduce the numbers of people congregating at the Market as much as possible and encourage all customers to shop and go. Please be respectful of social distancing, only visit those stallholders you need to buy from, buy only what you need as fast as possible and keep browsing time to a minimum.
  • We ask that only one person per household attends the market.
  • Please adhere to the 1.5m social distancing rules as much as possible within the market.
  • Please sanitise your hands upon entry and exit of the market. There will be hand sanitising stations available at the entrance of the market.
  • We ask that our customers continue to adhere to our safety measures, namely that they do not attend the Market if they have recently visited a known hotspot as advised by relevant authorities, are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of Covid-19. Please refer to ACT Health for all advice on Covid-19 and to stay aware of known hotspots.
  • Capital Region Farmers Market encourages the use of face masks for shoppers, staff, volunteers and stallholders whilst at the market however they are not mandatory at this stage. Please be aware of any changes to this advice via our social media channels and website, and the latest advice from ACT Health.
  • Please follow instructions provided by our volunteers and Covid-19 safety officers. They are there for your safety and the continued operation of the market.
  • All vehicular access to be via Old Wells Station Road, and pedestrian access via Gate 4 (Service station entry).
  • Please do not attend the market before 6:30am for your own safety as Stallholders are setting up during this time. We are open until 11:30am with plenty of produce available.
  • When using the recently reintroduced food court area, all shoppers are asked to clear and wipe down their tables after use, as well as sanitise their hands once they have finished eating.

We thank all of our customers and stallholders for your support during this unprecedented time.  By following the above guidelines we hope to continue to remain open and maintain this essential food supply.

 

COVID-19 and the Market – 18 March 2020

As an essential food service, Capital Region Farmers Market will remain open so that we can continue to offer the ACT community the opportunity to purchase fresh regional food from known sources / growers at a time when there is a need to maintain food supply and healthy diets.

We are taking the current situation very seriously and will be taking additional measures to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for our stallholders and customers.

New measures include:

  • Removal of all food sampling and tasting.
  • Removal of all tables and seating to limit dwelling at the Market and to encourage social distancing.
  • Spreading out stalls where possible.
  • Increased hand washing and disinfecting surfaces on all stalls.

We ask that our customers please:

  • Do not attend the Market if you are in a high-risk category, have recently returned from overseas, are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Do not bring your own ‘keep cups’ for the time being.
  • Use handwashing facilities available at either end of the Market.

Thank you to all of our customers for your support of our farmers during this difficult time.  We know how important it is for you to be able to access fresh regional food to maintain health and wellbeing.  We will continue to provide this opportunity to the ACT for as long we are able, however, we will remain reliant on advice provided by the Chief Minister’s Office and ACT Health for the best interests of the community.

Please make sure you stay up to date with any announcements from ACT Health on COVID-19 via their website.

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