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Coronavirus Policy

Please read our Coronavirus Policy regarding livestock auctions at Ashford Market


The Livestock Auctioneers Association have been continuing consultations with DEFRA and Ministers regarding the operation of markets and the important role Livestock Markets play in the food supply chain.

All Livestock Markets must adhere to the social distancing measures announced by the Government. This means limiting the number of people attending sales. Crowding of people must stop.

In Ashford we ask you to please take this seriously and listen to our requests. We need you to work with us to minimise the number of individuals in the market in order to reduce the potential risk of transmission of Covid-19.

For vendors we still encourage a ‘Drop and Go’ policy and social visits are not allowed. If absolutely necessary to attend you must:

  • Keep to alleyways not occupied by the buyers
  • Around the cattle ring keep to seated area and above
  • Minimise time spent at the market i.e. sale of own stock
  • Wear a face covering on the premises

Everyone attending the market must:

  • Register with name and contact details in the Foyer at the entrance to the market
  • Comply with social distancing measures
  • Wear a face covering on the premises

Please help us to ensure your market remains open and operational

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