Plan­ning un­der­way to open lim­ited Mar­ket Square on time

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - NEWS - Con­trib­uted

The City of Swift Cur­rent, in part­ner­ship with the Swift Cur­rent & District Farmer’s Mar­ket As­so­ci­a­tion, is pleased to an­nounce that Mar­ket Square will be open­ing to the pub­lic on June 13, with lim­ited ser­vices due to the on­go­ing COVID-19 pan­demic.

Plans are cur­rently un­der­way to ac­com­mo­date es­sen­tial ser­vices within the mar­ket set­ting as out­lined in the Pub­lic and Farm­ers Mar­ket Guide­lines set out by the Gov­ern­ment of Saskatchew­an re­cently.

These guide­lines set out rules that in­clude mea­sures to limit the num­ber of peo­ple present in the mar­ket area to en­sure safe phys­i­cal dis­tanc­ing, the pro­vi­sion of hand-wash­ing fa­cil­i­ties and an in­crease in clean­ing and dis­in­fect­ing re­quire­ments.

In ad­di­tion, ven­dors will only be per­mit­ted to sell food items in­tended to be con­sumed off-site, and there will be no seat­ing, mu­si­cal per­for­mances or chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties per­mit­ted to min­i­mize so­cial gath­er­ing.

The Mar­ket will be op­er­at­ing at re­duced hours, ini­tially from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Satur­days be­gin­ning June 13th.

While some of the el­e­ments that add to the “Mar­ket ex­pe­ri­ence” will not be avail­able when Mar­ket Square opens in June, the City will con­tinue to mon­i­tor pro­vin­cial guide­lines as they evolve and update the op­er­at­ing plan ac­cord­ingly.

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Swift Cur­rent & District Farmer’s Mar­ket As­so­ci­a­tion, the City will be re­leas­ing more de­tails re­gard­ing the open­ing of Mar­ket Square in the near fu­ture.

The City would like to thank its spon­sors, part­ners and pa­trons for their pa­tience as plans are de­vel­oped.

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