Salisbury Charter Market will continue to run over the four-week lockdown period - much to the relief of local residents.

Salisbury City Council says it’s taking a Business as Usual approach within the restrictions of government guidance.

This means that despite previous concerns, the biweekly market in Market Place will continue to go ahead on Tuesdays and Saturdays to give residents an alternative to indoor supermarkets.

Public toilets in Market Place will remain open when the market is on. Facilities at Lush House car park and the Coach Station will also stay open, however all other public toilets will close.

From today, the Guildhall will close its front door to unrestricted visitors and council meetings will continue to be held virtually. Salisbury Information Centre will also shut from today.

The Crematorium is operating as usual with some restriction for services in line with current social distancing policies. Anyone with any queries about a service taking place should contact their funeral director or the Crematorium officers.

Remembrance Sunday commemorations will continue as planned with the Mayor laying a wreath on behalf of the city. Residents are encouraged to conduct their own tributes at home rather than attend. See more details on Remembrance on page 14.

The City Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday November 21 and this will also mark the start of the Salisbury Christmas Tree Trail. Maps will be available to download on the council’s website.

During lockdown, Salisbury Shopmobility will be open for equipment hire by appointment only to allow users to continue to access equipment and limit staff’s contact with visitors. The Customer Services team will continue to answer the phone on 01722 328068 and respond to email enquiries via

Salisbury City Council’s communities team will be on hand to connect individuals with community groups and others offering local community support such as Wessex Community Action.