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Market masks at Salamanca

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Mask wearing will be compulsory at Saturday's Salamanca Market as part of new public health guidelines.

The state government rules require face coverings at any event where the crowd capacity exceeds 1000 people.

Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds says marketgoers shouldn't be deterred, but rather make the most of what is likely to be the new normal.

“It’s likely that masks will be around for a while yet, so we might as well make the most of it by finding designs that reflect our own personalities, and supporting local businesses while we’re at it,” she said.

“There are stallholders at the market who sell locally made fabric masks in a range of attractive designs and colours, that help to reduce reliance on single-use disposable masks.”

This week Hobart City Council reduced their fees backdated to August 21 in a bid to assist them through a downturn in foot traffic due to border closures.

Salamanca Market - currently operating at Tasmania’s Own Market - is on every Saturday from 8.30am to 3pm at Salamanca Place.

Disposable masks will be available for patrons at market entry points.

Image: TK KurikawaShutterstock