BARROW Council has urged shoppers to support local businesses, reminding them that traders in the market's meat hall are still operating.

While non-essential shops are closed, butchers and other vendors working in Barrow's Market's Meat Hall are still trading on market days.

Chunky Monkey, Pete’s Fruit and Veg, Tuks Thai Foods, N & S Rhodes and Sillfield Farm Foods are among the businesses open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

A council spokesman said: "Support local.

"Barrow Market Hall essential food traders are still open and trading as normal from The Meat Hall."