As from Monday 11th October 2021 everyone needs to be double vaccinated to enter non-essential retail, and the BCM is considered non essential retail.
We are sorry to advise that after considering current health requirements and recent meetings with regulatory authorities (Council, Police & Dept of Health), the BSRA governing authority of the BCM have concluded that we will not be in a position to fulfil and regulate current health requirements and have decided to cancel the October 2021 market scheduled for Saturday 16th October.
This has not been an easy decision and many people have worked hard behind the scenes to ensure the safety of our community.
As of 1st December these rules will no longer apply and we look forward to returning to a full BCM.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that you understand.
Stay safe and be kind to each other as our community needs more kindness.
The BSRA, the organising association of the BCM have been advised by Council and Police that we may be unable to maintain the restrictions placed on numbers for outdoor gatherings. In the interest of safety for the community the market is cancelled this month. In part this is due to unclear guidelines relating to outdoor events such as ours and interpretations of the regulations, even though we have a current Covid 19 Safety plan. (recently changed to Retail classification).
We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience this has caused many of you and we trust you understand and support this decision.
Hello lovely stallholders, trust you are super well, keen and able to return to Bellingen Community Markets.
We only have a week to get organised, so lets pull up our socks and take immediate action. 🙂
All the normal Covid safety protocols remains in place, probably moreso. I suspect we will get a visit from local police. Sadly a couple of stallholders were booked at the Farmers Market. If you dont want to wear a mask, get that doctors exemption or take the consequences. Sorry.
Please be prepared as we may go into lock down at a moments notice
because as we know, things can change very quickly.
All updates are placed on our webpage and Facebook
The above picture is the lovely Neil and Sharon from Sundown Creek Nursery. They have a good mix of healthy, colourful plants, including lots of bromeliads. I do hope they can join us, as I hope you can too 🙂