Lower Blue Mountains Rotary has been given the 'green light' to recommence its popular markets in the grounds of the former Glenbrook Infants School on Saturday, July 4
Club secretary, Ken Linfoot, said the club is delighted to have the opportunity to help with the stimulation of the Glenbrook business community after the COVID-19 shut down.
"The markets will resume under a strict COVID safe plan - alternate stall places with three metres between each stall - between the hours of 8am and 1pm," he said.
"Under Department of Health rules, organisers can have only 500 people on the site at time so Rotarians will be on 'count duty' at every gate.
"We plan to use temperature sensing equipment as people enter the ground and are required to alert Department of Health authorities if persons at risk are identified."
Stallholders will have hand sanitisers available as required and customers will be requested not to handle goods needlessly.
The markets will operate on a cashless basis as much as possible so customers and stall holders are requested to use card payment systems.
Good news is that the two monthly markets will now have the same wide range of goods and the same COVID safe environment. Previously, the first Saturday was for fresh produce and the third Saturday expanded for fresh produce, arts, crafts and general market stalls.
The other good news is that the very popular Rotary Book Fair will also reopen for both markets - July 4 and July 18.
This literacy service has proved a real hit as avid readers come from near and far to choose the latest titles by a wide range of authors - historical and contemporary - at bargin basement prices usual $2 to $4.