Shambles Market and York Visitor Information Centre to close

Traders on Shambles Market pack up, not knowing when they'll be back. Photographs: YorkMix
17 Mar 2020 @ 4.25 pm
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Even outdoor areas aren’t considered safe. The latest closures to be announced include Shambles Market.

In the light of the latest coronavirus advice Make It York has announced:

  • Shambles Market will close as of 5pm today (Tuesday 17 March) until further notice
  • the Visitor Information Centre will temporarily close from 5pm today
  • from tomorrow (Wednesday 18 March) the Make It York team will be working remotely.

A time of ‘unprecedented uncertainty’

Make It York said in a statement:

  • We understand this is a time of unprecedented uncertainty for businesses across all sectors and Make It York are committed to continue to work with partners at City of York Council and York BID to provide support and guidance during this time.

    The Make It York team will continue to be in regular contact with our members, traders and other key stakeholders over the coming days to provide ongoing updates.
    It is with great regret that we are implementing these measures – however the safety of our staff, visitors and traders is of paramount importance