UPDATE: Effective September 22, 2021 vaccination passports will be required to enter the food court areas only. The passport is your confirmation receipt that you have received your two vaccinations. These rules are from the Province of Ontario and monitored by the Middlesex Health Unit (MLHU). The Market WILL NOT be checking at the entrance ways for vaccination proof, it will be for the food court areas only.
We are OPEN Monday to Saturday 8-6!
The Covent Garden Market, in collaboration with the Middlesex Health Unit continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely.
The following set of guidelines have been put in place to mitigate the probability of COVID-19 transmission in the Covent Garden Market. The guide lines are a fluid document and will change as required if the province changes its rules or the Middlesex London Health Unit requirements change the directives.
The Market will always strive to stay ahead of the requirements and react to required changes as diligently as possible. The Market does not make changes with respect to COVID-19 without direction from MLHU.
Covent Garden Market Action Plan
Entrance Ways- We have three controlled entrance/exit ways: King Street, Talbot Street and Market Lane doors.
- Controlled with a staff member situated control booth
- Sanitizer made available at entrance and requested
- Signage to indicate all requirements imposed by public health that affect the Market
- Specific in and out set up
- Customer counts controlled to avoid over crowding
- Automatic wave controllers installed at handicap entrances to avoid the need to touch door handles
- Office administration protective barriers for staff to allow safe distancing with customers and vendors etc. have been installed
- Mask requested at entrances
- SEATING: We have seating available on the main floor and upstairs on the Mezzanine.
- New and hospital grade chemicals used for all cleaning which are all approved products by the MLHU
- Bathrooms deep sanitized with an outside company, Citron Hygiene (spray and mist)
- Full-time person now constantly wiping down all entrance way doors, elevator doors and controls (min once per hour)
- Closed on Sundays for a deep clean
- Floors now being cleaned and we are using Warrior disinfectant nightly
- All to have protective shield barriers at point of contact with customers
- All restaurants to follow requirements of MLHU and the Ministry of Health
- Market to ensure they are following the protocol of guidelines
- Market to pass along any changes or notices to its vendors i.e.: MLHU or Ministry of Health
- All vendors required to report any illness to MLHU if suspected COVID-19 case
- Required to direct people to put on masks if they aren’t wearing one
- Monitor safe distancing
- Determine potential for overcrowding and control crowd by closing entrance temporarily to allow people to leave and return to safe customer shopping level
During this time, we are OPEN Monday to Saturday 8am-6pm.
- Our parking garage remains open 24/7.
Outdoor Farmers Market
The Saturday Farmers Market is OPEN every Saturday from 8am-1pm and Thursday 4pm-7pm outside on the Rotary Square.
Customers are reminded to keep physical distance and wear their mask in all areas.
Continuous monitoring and capacity management are in place at all times.