Richmondshire’s livestock auctions to remain open for now

Hawes Auction Mart. Photo: Guy Carpenter/Gullwing Photography

Richmondshire’s auction marts are to remain open for now, but bosses are asking visitors and children to stay away.

Both Hawes and Leyburn marts say they will carry on as scheduled until further notice.

Both auctions say they will take every possible precaution to ensure the safety of  customers and staff.

They have added: “We would appreciate it if only vendors, purchasers and hauliers carrying out business enter the mart premises and therefore, please, no visitors or children.

“We would also request that all persons attending sales, regularly use the hand washing and hand sanitising facilities provided. In particular everyone should wash or sanitise their hands before entering the mart cafe or office.

“We have followed and adhered to all Government and medical advice and under those guidelines there is no reason for us to cancel or postpone sales at this time. but please be aware that arrangements may change at short notice.”