A host of street food venues have welcomed back traders this week following the Government’s decision to allow indoor markets and non-essential shops to reopen.

Manchester based street food village Hatch joined the likes of Digbeth Dining Club in Birmingham to launch its click and collect service, complete with a specially designed, distanced waiting area for customers.

Stalls will only be allowed to serve takeaway food for now, and diners are unlikely to be allowed to sit inside until at least 4th July, when the hospitality sector is expected to be able to start to reopen.

In Scotland, Edinburgh’s popular The Pitt market is set to reopen this weekend as bars, markets and other food establishments prepare to enter phase two of lockdown easing.

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she’s ‘confident’ that Scotland will be able to move into phase two following an official review today (18th June).

Other big named street food markets to reopen include Arndale Food Market in Manchester, which hosts traders such as Holy Crab, Wholesome Junkies, Pancho’s Burrito and African-Caribbean canteen Onje. In London, Greenwich Market, Camden Market and Borough Market have welcomed food enthusiasts back into the fold.

Markets are adhering to Covid-19 guidelines which include the implementation of a one-way system, hand sanitisation stations and contactless payments.

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