Notts Christmas market forced to close only one day after it opened
The large crowds were not wearing masks or social distancing
Large crowds in the city centre have forced Nottingham’s Christmas market to close just one day after it initially opened.
Despite concern surrounding the market reopening whilst the city is in a Tier Three lockdown, the Council decided to go ahead with the event. However, after an unprecedented amount of people attended the market on it’s first day, they have decided to temporarily close the market in order to monitor numbers.
How on earth is Nottingham Christmas Market allowed to go ahead like this, but hospitality venues still not allowed to open with sensible protocols in place? pic.twitter.com/johIarHpeS
— Melissa Chloe (@MelissaChloe01) December 5, 2020
Residents have taken to social media to express their concerns over ‘#COVIDIOTS’ gathering in the city centre, watching in disbelief as huge crowds wandered around Old Market Square with no masks or social distancing taking place.
MP for Nottingham North Alex Norris told BBC East Midlands “we can’t have [the market] creating spaces that are unsafe” reassuring the public that he has “spoken to the council about this.”
It is currently unknown if or when the market will reopen its doors to the public.