Oxford's traditional outdoor market in Gloucester Green reopens

In line with government advice, traders have adapted their stalls and businesses to enable social distancing and compliance with safety standards. Credit: ITV News Meridian

Oxford's outdoor market in Gloucester Green has reopened.

In line with government advice, traders have adapted their stalls and businesses to enable social distancing and compliance with safety standards.

The market, which is run by LSD Promotions on behalf of Oxford City Council, will return to its normal operating days of Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.


Traders have also adapted their stalls and businesses to enable social distancing, which include:

  • A more spacious layout to provide bigger gaps between stalls

  • A manager on hand to monitor social distancing and footfall

  • All LSD staff and traders to wear face coverings

  • Encouraging traders to install screens

  • Hand sanitising stations around the market


The stalls will have a more spacious layout to provide bigger gaps between stalls Credit: ITV News Meridian

All traders are being provided with posters to remind staff and customers of the importance of social distancing.


We're delighted Gloucester Green market is re-opening. Shopping outside is one of the safest ways to shop during the pandemic and we're looking forward to welcoming visitors. Our stallholders are also looking forward to seeing their customers again."

Elaine Philip, Markets Manager at Oxford City Council