Street trading during the current health emergency
All permanent licences have been suspended with their associated street trading charges with effect from 16 March 2020 and this was been communicated to our traders on Friday 20 March 2020. This message was reinforced in another email confirming to all traders (permanent and temporary) that if they wished to continue trading they were required to submit an application for a temporary licence to the street trading team and that no trading should take place until it had been authorised.
Temporary licences will only be approved and issued to those traders selling the items permitted in the Governments updated guidance issued on 23 March 2020, which are:
- Market stalls which offer essential retail, such as grocery and food.
- All Retail with the notable exemptions to close
- The notable exemptions are - supermarkets and other food shops, health shops, pharmacies, including non-dispensing pharmacies, petrol stations, bicycle shops, home and hardware shops, launderettes and dry cleaners, garages, car rentals, pet shops, corner shops, newsagents, post offices and banks
- Food delivery and takeaways can remain operational
Temporary Licences will therefore only be issued to street traders selling the following items:
- Grocery and Food (fruit and veg, bakery products, meat, eggs, cheese etc) (farmers Markets)
- Home and hardware goods
- News agents (news and confectionery kiosks)
- Pet stalls
- Hot food takeaway and deliveries