Glebe Markets will reopen this Saturday September 26, more than six months after it was forced to close due to coronavirus restrictions. Almost 200 stallholders will return to the markets, which (until March) were held at Glebe Public School every Saturday, and a series of changes have been implemented to reduce the risk of covid transmission.

The size of aisles between stalls has been increased and the number of people at the markets will carefully be monitored. Cleaning will be done more frequently, and a contactless online system been introduced so customers can order food via a QR code or the markets’ website. To prevent queues, customers will be able to order and pay for their meal from anywhere in the market, then receive an SMS when their meal is ready for collection.

“Glebe Markets has run 28 years and has never had to close like this before,” said the market’s owner David McCumstie in a statement. The popular, leafy markets have more than 200 stalls selling vintage and new clothing, accessories, art, jewellery, fresh produce, hot food and homewares.

Glebe Markets will open from 10am to 4pm Saturday September 26, and every Saturday thereafter.