Kilkenny Mart closed over failure to wear masks near vaccination centre
Kilkenny‘s livestock mart was forced to close its doors for trading yesterday due to a breach in Covid 19 regulations.
The Department of Agriculture suspended yesterday morning’s cows, heifers and bullocks late after issues arose over the wearing of masks at the venue in Cillin Hill, where the mass vaccination centre is also based.
Dairy and sheep sales are scheduled for next Monday, but it is unclear whether these sales will go ahead.
Marts nationwide have only re-opened to the public since May 17 and must adhere to strict adherence of department guidelines to remain open.
These guidelines include the wearing of masks at all times when present at the selling ring; buyers must maintain 2 metre social distance at all times; and buyers cannot congregate outside the venue.
In a statement, Kilkenny Livestock Mart confirmed: “Sale in Kilkenny Mart on Thursday 27th May has been postponed.
“The Dept. of Agriculture has suspended trading due to a breach in Covid 19 Regulations. We will keep everyone updated over the coming days.”