Food stalls continue to trade at Caribbean Gardens and Market with the Government clarifying that non-food stalls within an indoor or outdoor market must now close.
The market continues to follow and implement the advice from the Government and Health Authorities to ensure the customers, traders, staff and community remain safe and informed.
The market is a hub of activity and livelihood for hundreds of traders and small businesses and has been strongly hit with the impact of the Coronavirus. Caribbean Market is still a great way to get the freshest food essentials in an environment that is open and has an abundance of space to support social distancing and other Government requirements during this time.
Caribbean Gardens and Market aims to minimise the impact on small businesses and provide support to over 500 traders during this time by introducing a support package. However, it’s important that customers also support these small businesses and food traders by purchasing they products during this time.
Caribbean Gardens Management said, “We have taken great measures to ensure we play our role in implementing all the advice from the Government and Health authorities to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We appreciate that it’s a tough time for everyone including our stall holders and certainly appreciate the customers that come to support these small family businesses.”
“We are looking forward to getting to the other side of these measures and welcoming everyone back onto the ground to experience everything that Caribbean Gardens and Market has to offer. Until then, we will continue to follow the instructions set by our Government to do whatever we can to reduce the spread of this virus and support our stall holders, customers and community.”
Due to the new clariﬁcation on non-food stalls, Caribbean Market will postpone this months Babes to Kids Market.
Caribbean Garden and Market has continued to adapted to the advice from the Government and Health continue with the following measures:
• Trader Support Packages https://caribbeangardens.com.au/support-package-for-caribbean-market-traders/
• Posters have been placed around common areas with instruction on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). This is in English and basic Chinese
• Encourage social distancing https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/ﬁles/documents/ 2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-your-distance.pdf
• Announcements over the PA to encourage customers and traders to follow the health
• Cashless transactions encouraged
• Focus on marketing efforts to promote the opening hours, stall holders and food products
• Postponing the Easter event
• Postponing the Babes to Kids Market
Caribbean Gardens and Market will work with government to help support the 500+ independent small businesses and will remain open on Wednesdays 8:30am-3pm and Sundays 8:30am-4:30pm for food stalls until otherwise advised.