WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR COOPERATION OVER THE LAST 3 MONTHS IN WORKING WITH US TO KEEP THE MART OPERATIONAL. AFTER A SLIGHT EASING OF REGULATIONS ON 4TH JULY, WE WILL NOW BE ABLE TO WELCOME VENDORS BACK TO THE MARKET UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS - PLEASE CLICK READ MORE....
From 4th July 2020
Please note the following change for Vendor Access from the above date:
A vendor may unload their trailer and place relevant paperwork in the box on each unloading dock whilst maintaining social distance from other customers unloading and from market staff. Once this has been done vendors must move away immediately to the car park or wash bay area. Vendors should remain in their own vehicle and isolate from other customers until such time as is necessary to enter the mart pennage to either sort livestock for sale or represent livestock for sale.
Vendors will only be permitted access to the pennage area to go their own pens and sort stock once mart staff have finished penning stock in that particular alleyway, and they must remain at their own pen whilst observing social distancing from other customers and market staff at all times, vendors must not enter any of the pennage area until market staff have completed working in that alleyway. Anyone found not to be observing this will be removed from the pennage area immediately. Vendors are not permitted access to the cattle lotting area or the Lingfield’s Ring Draw Race, whilst the seating and standing areas in all the sale rings are still reserved solely for buyers at all times, people will be removed from the sale rings if found to be ignoring this.
Please Note: All luck money must be declared on the relevant vendor entry form, and it will be deducted at the rostrum, there is no vendor access to the office and no cash will be given out and all vendor receipts will continue to be emailed at the close of the day, please supply an email address on your entry form.
Sales within the Lingfield’s Ring – Vendors are not permitted access to the draw race, weighbridge or buyer alleyway at anytime, but controlled access will be permitted to the sale ring side for a vendor to represent their stock for sale only whilst it is in the sale ring. Vendors must then leave the site immediately.
Sales within the Craven Ring – Vendors are not permitted access to the sorting race area prior to sale, but controlled access will be permitted to the sale ring steps for a vendor to represent their stock for sale only whilst it is in the sale ring. Vendors must then leave the site immediately.
Sales with the Main Ring – Vendors at Store Cattle Sales are not permitted to represent stock from within the sale ring itself, but will be permitted controlled access to a raised area at the sale ring side from which they can represent their stock for sale only whilst it is in the sale ring. Vendors must then leave the site immediately. Vendors at Store & Breeding Sheep Sales will be able to follow their sheep from their pre-sale pen to the sale ring and represent their stock in the usual manner whilst it is in the sale ring. Vendors must then leave the site immediately.
At no time must vendors approach or attempt to approach buyers at the sale ring side, social distance must be observed at all times. Anyone ignoring this will be asked to leave the sale ring immediately.
Customers need to be aware that there is a very real risk that a positive case of Covid 19 identified through Trace and Track to a premises could result in the closure of those premises for 14 days. Our interpretation of the government guidelines is in place to reduce risk to our customers and staff from a public health perspective in the first instance and secondly to protect the commercial interests of the Company and businesses of our customers which need to remain open for business. So, whilst we recognise that some vendors are keen to return to market to represent stock being sold, everyone must be aware that we are still in difficult times Healthwise, and there is a very real risk of a second spike in infection. Therefore, everyone must play their part in keeping one another safe, and keeping market staff safe. If you are happy to keep using the “drop and go” system then please do so, with the confidence that market staff will carry out the sorting and showing of your livestock in line with instructions on the vendor entry form. But if you wish to remain on site to see stock sold, then please have regard to other site users, obey the guidelines at all times, and continue to complete your entry form with sorting instructions and luck money to be left for buyers.