Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Haverhill, Mildenhall, Brandon and Clare markets are closed until further notice.
The council has tried to keep the markets running as long as possible under Government guidelines to enable people to get essential food shopping with users and traders following social spacing. But operationally it can no longer be done as the numbers of traders and customers dwindle and the demands on staff due to the impact of COVID-19 rises.
Therefore, for operational reasons, it is better to redeploy those market staff onto other vital COVID-19 work or the extra measures the Government has brought in to support communities and businesses.
West Suffolk Council is working with traders to minimise the impact on them and their customers. Some traders are now offering delivery services.