Sunday Market RE-OPENING
Showground Sunday Market RE-OPENING!
The Hobart Showground Sunday Market is set to resume this Sunday, July the 5th.
Stall holders have been notified of the re-opening following the closure of the market in mid-March due to Coronavirus. Existing stall holders will begin bumping in over the next few days.
Permanent and casual stall holders are welcome, and bookings can be made by phoning the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania on 62 726 812.
Under normal circumstances, the market attracts about 2,000 visitors each Sunday to 150 stalls. 100,000 people annually. During the Coronavirus outbreak, numbers of people inside the pavilion will be restricted to 250 at any one time.
“We’ve developed a comprehensive COVID safety plan for the market,” said Scott Gadd of the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania. “Many of our stall holders have lost significant income during the weeks-long closure, and they are keen to get back into action.”
The Safety Plan stipulates separate entry and exit points for the market, together with initiatives such as:
Staff and stall holders to be temperature checked on arrival. Log of temperature checks to be kept, and anyone with a temperature over 37.5 will be declined entry.
Stalls to be spaced to meet social distancing requirements.
Stallholders (and the public) are encouraged to download the COVID safety app.
Vulnerable people, such as those with even mild cold-like symptoms, will be discouraged from attending.
People counters will ensure only 250 people are in the covered market at any one time.
Physical distancing education and monitoring. Stall holders to be briefed on hygiene practises.
Aisle limits on numbers of people in each aisle.
Hand sanitiser stations: frequent disinfecting and cleaning of surfaces.
Stallholders and staff to wear gloves (and masks if required).
Encourage tap’n’go cashless transactions.
Stall holders be encouraged to provide feedback and report non-compliance.
These protocols to be regularly reviewed.
“The Showground Sunday Market is one of the biggest weekly community markets in Tasmania, and we’re pleased to be nearing a position where we can re-start’ said Mr Gadd.
“We are asking the public to co-operate with us to make the re-opening a success. Clearly, if you feel unwell or are otherwise vulnerable to COVID-19, you shouldn’t attend. But those who come to the market can be assured that a rigorous hygiene plan is in place which should not prove to be too intrusive for market goers.”
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
Our market is Historic
Hobart Showground Sunday Market is more than just a place of goods for sale at great prices – it’s part of an historic landmark, a tourist attraction and an institution for our locals. This vast, vibrant centre of entertainment and trade has been operated by the Market owners since 1903, with the origins of The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania going back to 1821. In any one year the Market attracts over 200,000 visitors.
Grab a bargAin
Come and get some great bargains. We have a lot of great stalls: bric-a-brac, soaps, fishing items, handmade head bands, garden statues, homemade cakes, jams, biscuits, dog treats, knitted items, scenic photographs, free range eggs, fresh produce, organic veggies, incense, fresh cut flowers, face painting occasionally, handmade jewellery, Sunday papers, candles & oils, miniature doll house items, DVD’s, CD’s, pre-loved dolls and doll clothes and much, much more. Spread over one massive building, it’s the largest indoor and open air market in Hobart. Although the indoor area is well weatherproofed it is recommended you dress for the weather whatever the time of year. It is a rare day when you will not be tempted to browse the open air stallholders who come whatever the weather. Please note that product availability may change subject to stallholders attendance.
Turn your trash into cash!
Book a stall today by calling our office on 03 6272 6812 (during business hours) or booking online.