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Christmas Markets 2021 – Free COVID-19 risk assessment template for market traders

Christmas Markets 2021 – Free COVID-19 risk assessment template for market traders

With the UK still in the grip of COVID-19 lockdown measures last winter, many Christmas markets were either cancelled or significantly reduced.

This festive season, though, Christmas markets are well and truly back and expected to be more popular than ever – which is good news for market traders.

To help market traders return to festive trading safely, we have produced a free risk assessment template.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Reopening Christmas Market Stalls

Although COVID-19 restrictions have eased across the UK, many market organisers will expect that traders take action to minimise the spread of COVID-19 at markets and craft fairs this Christmas.

To help with this, we have created a FREE risk assessment template for market traders to make sure they are doing everything necessary to minimise the risks associated with COVID-19.

The risk assessment template includes advice on:


  • Raising awareness of COVID-19 among market staff, other stallholders and members of the public
  • Minimising transmission of COVID-19 from objects such as stock and equipment
  • Limiting the risk of transmission between market stall staff and members of the public

The risk assessment is designed to assist market traders in setting up their stalls in a COVID-secure way to limit the transmission of COVID-19 among market staff, traders and members of the public.


Download the risk assessment for free


Please Note: This risk assessment template is intended for guidance only and not as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.


Public Liability insurance for Christmas markets and craft fairs

Most market or event organisers will require stallholders to have a certain limit of Public Liability insurance in place, to make sure any potential accidents are covered. However, even if there is no requirement it is still a good idea to make sure you are covered.

Public Liability insurance covers both the compensation payments and legal costs if you are held responsible for causing injury or property damage to a member of the public or to another company due to negligence. For example, a member of the public could trip over your stall at a busy Christmas market and suffer an injury.

At Marketline, we offer Public Liability cover up to £10 million with prices starting at £60.40 per year. For more information, visit Public Liability insurance for Market Traders or get a free online quote now:



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