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Freedom Day: Borough Market keeps face masks mandatory

Masks will remain mandatory in Borough Market after this week’s ‘freedom day’.

According to the market’s leaders, a survey of customers this month showed a ‘clear majority’ in favour of the added protection against the virus.

Face coverings will continue to be worn by both visitors and traders.

In January 2021 the market became the UK’s first outdoor retail venue to make mask wearing compulsory, making use of the market’s unique by-laws.

Darren Henaghan, Managing Director of Borough Market, said: “It was important for us to understand how our customers felt, and the clear message we received was that they want masks to stay for the time being.

“We have a responsibility to provide a safe and comfortable environment where the public can shop with confidence, so this is the right thing to do.

“Our traders, who will also continue to wear masks, support this move as well.”

Visitors are able to remove face masks while eating and drinking in the market’s hot food areas.


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