The Channon Craft Market Management Committee and Manager are actively managing how the current CO-VID 19 pandemic will affect our market, retailers and staff and taking advice from relevant government sources.
The Management Committee made the decision in March to cancel our April Market with immediate effect and future markets will resume when we are advised it is safe to do so, at this moment given the current information, this means that all future markets will be cancelled until we receive update advice from the NSW Government.
The Channon Craft Market Management Committee support the decision that the NSW Government has enforced regarding mass gatherings for non-essential services and action. It saddens us all, we cannot continue to trade, but under the current circumstances surrounding the health and safety of our retailers, staff and community we agree this is the best thing for all of us. The cancellation of The Channon market directly impacts over 240 small businesses, our staff members and our community groups. The flow on from this will affect many more people in so many ways.
We are devastated that the impact to the market’s viability alongside the floods and fires will mean that hard decisions will have to be made regarding the service we provide. We are more than ‘the markets’ we are a hub for our community, our small business creating economic growth and offering employment opportunities for so many. We acknowledge the impact on other events, markets and fairs that this strong decision to ban all gatherings of more than 500 will have on their financial affairs, our thoughts are with them also.
The Management Committee will continue to meet and make decisions based on the safety and health of our community at large. A subcommittee will meet to discuss other options that
will support our retailers and community groups.
We wish you all well and hope that the virus is slowed by individuals taking control and acting for the best interest of our communities. Stay safe and remember we are all in this together.
The Channon Craft Market Inc