Reopening of Calderdale Markets

Calderdale Council is planning the safe, phased reopening of its markets across the borough, following Government guidance that outdoor markets can reopen from Monday 1 June, and indoor markets (along with other non-essential retailers) from Monday 15 June, as long as they protect staff and customers from COVID-19.

The Council runs two indoor market halls, Halifax Borough Market and Todmorden Market Hall, and regular outdoor markets in Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden.

The market halls in Halifax and Todmorden, as well as the outdoor markets in Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, have remained open for the sale of essential food throughout the pandemic, with safety measures in place and staff advising people of social distancing rules.

From the week starting Monday 1 June, the following outdoor markets will reopen as follows:

  • Brighouse (Wednesday and Saturday)
  • Elland (Friday)
  • Hebden Bridge (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • Sowerby Bridge (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday)
  • Todmorden (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)

From the week commencing Monday 15 June, the outdoor markets will be open as follows:

  • Brighouse (Wednesday and Saturday)
  • Elland (Friday)
  • Hebden Bridge (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • Sowerby Bridge (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
  • Todmorden (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

In line with Government guidance, from Monday 15 June Halifax Borough Market and Todmorden Market Hall will be open for the sale of non-essential as well as essential items.

Like everyone, people visiting markets must stay two metres away from others at all times, and follow the social distancing and safety measures that will be in place, such as floor markings and notices. You should also wash your hands(external link) with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face and follow the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it(external link)’ guidance