A COUNCIL says an agreed date that its markets will reopen is yet to be decided as work to make the transition safe continues.

Allerdale Council says it has been consulting its members and town councils, and will consult traders about the reopening of markets and how this can be done in a way which keeps staff, traders and members of the public as safe as possible.

"At the moment we are developing different options for how our markets may return but have no agreed date as to when they will resume," a statement from the authority said.

"Markets in Allerdale were all suspended in March in line with Government advice and we remain committed to operating them successfully in the future.

"In the meantime, we will support traders as much as we can through these challenging times. We are encouraging all businesses to check our website which has links to all the financial support available to them."

Earlier this week Prime Minister Boris Johnson said outdoor markets and car showrooms will be allowed to reopen in England from Monday.