Vintage In The Village is back. Welcome a fabulous day of all things vintage this May, for one day only, we want to bring some true vintage treasures, as well as some real bargains! Independent retailers, creatives and artists have everything ready for you starting from vintage clothing & accessories to homeware, vintage cars and cookies.
We’ve thought really carefully about the best way to run this market to keep everyone safe, for our traders, staff, and of course, you! Read on to find out what to expect and the top 10 things you can do to support fiercely independent in a safe way this weekend.
We’re limiting numbers inside the market hall, to no more than 60 at any one time, so you’ll have plenty of space to move about and socially distance properly. Please maintain a distance of 1.5m from anyone not in your household or bubble. Please remember you cannot socialise inside with anyone outside of your household or bubble.
Because we’ve got a limit on numbers inside the Market Hall, if we’re full when you arrive, you may be asked to queue for a few minutes until someone leaves. Please be patient, and queue 1.5m from people outside of your household/ bubble – we’ll have a designated spot for you to wait, and some lovely staff to direct you.
Track and Trace
We will need to collect Track and trace information from every person entering the Market Hall. To make this process smoother and so you can enter faster, we recommend you download the NHS track and trace app before you get to FarGo, so you can scan our QR code at the gates or the Market Hall entrance, and then you just need to show your screen to the door staff instead of signing in manually! This is a legal requirement so you will need to register if you’d like to shop.
We’ve got even more of our fab team than normal at this market, to make sure we can keep track of everything, and keep you guys safe. There will be someone on the door taking Track and Trace info, someone on the exit counting you out, and another person floating around to make sure we can answer questions, guide you round our one way system, and make sure everyone stays safe inside the venue.
One way systems
So we can avoid overcrowding and problems with social distancing, we’ll have a one way system at this event. You will enter via the Market Hall entrance between Gourmet Food Kitchen and Choc N Roll, and exit through the shutter next to Pop Bang Colour. Inside, arrows on the floor will guide you around the market. You can loop back round for another look still, but make sure you’re doing this where the arrows indicate!
We will be asking everyone, including staff and traders, to always wear face masks inside the venue, unless exempt. This is necessary to enter the venue- please remember to put it on before you enter, so our staff don’t need to ask you!
Wash your hands
We’ve got hand sanitizer stations at both the entrance and the exit of the market, for you to use. We also have sinks for handwashing too, so if hand sanitizer is getting to your skin a bit, we’ve got plan b ready!
If you’re not entirely comfortable joining the market in person this weekend, you can still support our fiercely independent makers by shopping online at our online marketplace! Check out makers profiles, see product previews and follow the links to order online and enjoy the market from the saftey of your home.
Please follow traders requests
All our traders have got measures in place to keep their stalls safe and clean for you, but this means you will need to ask before touching products and may be asked to use hand sanitizer first. Please listen to our lovely traders, they’ve got your safety in mind!
Pay by card
Where possible, please pay by card, as this is much more hygienic than cash, and helps our traders keep you safe. Some traders may be operating card only over the weekend, so please bear this in mind and come with your card at the ready!
There will be plenty of signage about on the day, and people to help out, so you can shop safe in the knowledge that we’re doing everything we can to keep you safe. Our cleaners will be regualrly cleaning touch points to kee the venue hygenic. If you see something that you think we could be doing better, please let us know! We can’t wait to see you back in the village, exploring our indie makers, permanent shops, and maybe grabbing a spot of lunch (we’d definitely recommend it!) so we’ll see you on this weekend, Saturday 24th 11am-5pm and Sunday 25th 11am-4pm!