Countdown to Reopening

Dear Marketeers,

Fantastic news about Melbourne continuing to open up again over coming days and weeks.

We have been following up with local council about what this means for the market, and opportunities for a pre-Christmas opening.

Fingers crossed, and I will let you know as soon as possible.

The above message is from Paul, Market Manager.

Update: 8 November 2020

The Camberwell Sunday Market currently remains closed due to restrictions on large gatherings.

FAQs:

• Will the market be open this weekend? Sorry, no.

• Will the market be open next weekend? No, sorry.

• When will the market reopen? Unknown at this point, but we will reopen when safe to do so.

• Can I book a stall? Sorry, no. The stall booking system will remain closed until a reopening date is determined.

• How will I know when the market is reopening? Watch social media and our website for updates.

We are in this together

By avoiding large gatherings, masking up, washing hands, social distancing and following the latest health advice, we will all get to the other side of this in the best shape possible.

We are indeed in this together. Every single Rotary volunteer, stall holder and visitor is impacted by Covid-19. And the millions of visitors’ parents, partners, children, grandparents, friends, work colleagues and even staff at their local coffee shop. We are all at risk and, like you, we will do our bit to keep each other safe.

Update: 1 August 2020:

Due to Covid-19 transmission rates and increasing mandatory public health measures in Victoria, the Camberwell Sunday Market remains closed.

FAQs:
• Will the market be open this weekend? Sorry, no.
• Will the market be open next weekend? No, sorry.
• When will the market reopen? Unknown at this point, but we will reopen when safe to do so.
• Can I book a stall? Sorry, no. The stall booking system will remain closed until a reopening date is determined.
• How will I know when the market is reopening? Watch our social media and website for updates.

Fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy to get to the other side

Perhaps the most famous pirate ships in modern history: the Millennium Falcon.

Lingering in many hearts and mind of children and nostalgic adults, is the Millennium Falcon. The Falcon debuted in the original Star Wars movie of 1977 under the command of Han Solo and Wookiee named Chewbacca.

The space freighter that Han affectionately called the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” was photographed when the Falcon was last spotted at the Camberwell Market.

Perhaps the only space ship greater – debatably – is the starship USS Enterprise.

Either way, a little bit of light speed, or a jump to hyperspace, to get us all to the ‘other side’ of this pandemic would be welcome.

It goes without saying, the Stage 3 coronavirus restrictions on Greater Melbourne mean we will continue to remain closed for the foreseeable future. In answer to FAQ’s, please see below:

  • Will the market be open this weekend? No, sorry.
  • Will the market be open next weekend? No, sorry.
  • When will the market reopen? Unknown at this point, but we will reopen when safe to do so.
  • Can I book a stall? Sorry, no. The stall booking system will remain closed until a reopening date is determined.
  • How will I know when the market is reopening? Watch social media and our website for updates.

Is the Market Open this weekend?

Blue skies will return eventually and so to will the Camberwell Sunday Market. FAQs:
• Will the market be open this weekend? Sorry, no.
• Will the market be open next weekend? No, sorry.
• When will the market reopen? Unknown at this point, but we will reopen when safe to do so.
• Can I book a stall? Sorry, no. The stall booking system will remain closed until a reopening date is determined.
• How will I know when the market is reopening? Watch social media and our website for updates.

Re-opening soon!

The safe reopening of the iconic Camberwell Sunday Market is much anticipated by our stall holders, the local community and our many thousands of visitors.

The Market itself raises valuable funds to enable Rotary Clubs to continue their wonderful work within the community, including with children and families in need.

The timing of the Market reopening is very much bound by various federal, state and local government regulations and expectations including  those in relation to health and safety. As much as we want the Market to open, our priority is to keep everyone well and safe, and that requires careful planning and preparation, which takes time.

We have all worked so hard over recent months to control the spread of COVID, and we should all be very proud of that. We are committed to doing everything possible to ensure that at the point at which we open we have full systems and processes in place to mitigate any risks associated with community transmission.

Rotary will continue to take advice from all relevant authorities and to establish systems and processes to mitigate risk, with the hope of resuming our iconic Market sometime in the not too distant future.

The Camberwell Sunday Market is a proud part of the local community, and we look forward to seeing all of our dear friends and supporters as soon as we can safely do so.

Stay well and happy,

Paul
Market Manager

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