To trade on our markets, you will need to know your legal requirements and follow our rules and regulations.

Documents checklist

  • Public Liability Insurance (minimum cover £5 million)
  • Proof of Right to Work in the UK (passport or work permit)
  • Food Handling Certificate
  • Gas and electric safety certificates
  • Risk assessment
  • Covid-secure plan

Covid-secure requirements

In addition to your Covid-secure plan you must provide the following:

  • customer signage with clear instructions on how you manage your customer flow and all measures you have in place to be Covid-secure
  • hand-sanitiser
  • a protective screen or barrier

Food traders

If you are a new food business, your premises must be registered for a food safety inspection prior to trading.

Food trader must provide as a minimum:

  • a fire blanket
  • appropriate fire extinguisher for the appliances you used
  • hand-wash
  • water
  • a first aid kit

Covid-19 Regulations

Coronavirus (Covid-19) checklist (PDF, 321KB)

Market and street trading regulation documents

Risk assessments

Page last reviewed: 11 April 2023


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