COVID-19 Statement

Preparing for the new normal

As restrictions are being implemented by National Government our Thursday Market will continue to trade with essential traders and services only as we have done during each and every lockdown, traders may not be in their usual position because of social distancing.  Please look around the whole market if the trader is not in their regular trading position.

The Shambles indoor market is also still operating with essential traders. The Pet Shop is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Biddle’s Café are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Takeaway Only)


We ask all our loyal customers to continue to abide by social distancing roles and regulations and stand on the provided floor markings like you have done over past months and ask you to be mindful in keeping your distance when walking around the market stalls, to cover your nose and mouth if you are going to sneeze or cough, wear a facemask or covering if you feel comfortable doing so, and wash your hands when you return home. Carrying a small anti-bac hand gel in your pocket is also a good idea when out and about handling bags and moving from place to place.

We know that all these measures can be frustrating to adapt to, but we believe that if we all work together with this, we will be able to work and shop in a safer environment.

When visiting the market, Please…

  • Be mindful of our socially distancing queuing system that will be in place on each stall.
  • Don’t pick up and put back items unnecessarily
  • Shop individually if you can
  • Pay via contactless if you are able to
  • Don’t visit if you are displaying any COVID19 symptoms.
  • A number of stall holders have laid their stalls out with a one-way system – please adhere to this

I would like to Thank You, In advance for your continued support of the markets with our amazing Marketeers here in Devizes. Your continued loyalty and support with shopping local at the markets really does help the independent traders continue with their livelihood.