BROMSGROVE’S historic outdoor market is set to reopen on Tuesday (June 2).

The market, a feature of the town for more than 800 years, was forced to temporarily close in March due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Initially, opening hours will see traders operating from 9am to 4pm on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Shoppers being urged to respect the 2m distancing guidelines, in line with government safety recommendations.

Other measures being introduced include the sanitising of stalls and tables, plus stall-holders carrying out Covid-19 specific risk assessments so they are allowed to trade.

The arrangements will be constantly reviewed.

Bromsgrove District Council Leader Karen May said: “Bromsgrove is historically a market town so I am delighted to see this important part of our heritage return.

“We will be issuing advice on how to safely shop – and sell – at the market but I urge residents and visitors to also do their part to keep each other safe.”