Organisers of the upcoming Christmas market at Valley Gardens in Harrogate will be asking all visitors to wear masks.

Little Bird will be hosting the market at Valley Gardens on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December.

And, having worked alongside Harrogate Borough Council and safety advisory groups, they’re asking people to wear face coverings unless exempt.

A statement from Little Bird said:

“We are working with local councils and safety advisory groups to ensure that our Christmas markets are as Covid safe as possible.

“Please follow the guidelines that will be in place. Practice social distancing where possible, sanitise your hands with the hand gel provided on our stalls, pay contactless where possible and please wear a mask.

“Thank you in advance for helping us to keep everyone safe and our events open.”

Face coverings will be compulsory in shops and on public transport from tomorrow (Tuesday) across the UK.

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