Page 4 - NMTF Bounce Back guide
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 Before market day
Your vehicle's MOT expiry date will be extended by six months if it was due on or after 30 March 2020 — but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive and if your MOT ran out prior to March 30 you can only drive the vehicle if it’s to a garage for a pre-booked MOT.
— Check tyre pressures, this is vitally important as the tyres are the only contact point between your vehicle and the road, so they need to be the correct pressure and condition.
— Check all fluid levels, before starting the engine: oil, antifreeze, brake fluid and screen wash.
— Check the brakes, including the handbrake — they may have seized up if the car was left with the handbrake on. Try putting into gear and driving gently.
With the lockdown measures eased in England, it may be worthwhile taking the vehicle out for a good 30-minute drive and getting it filled up with fuel (take advantage of the lower fuel costs!).
NEVER leave your vehicle engine running if unattended!
— All the above is basic maintenance and would also apply to trailers and mobile catering units
• Clean stall equipment, storage boxes, and display stands thoroughly
Using normal household disinfectant will reduce the risk of transmission
Wear disposable gloves and use a disposable cloth
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after cleaning
Wash your clothing frequently, using the warmest water settings
• Source some personal protective equipment, such as a face covering
Wear a face covering if social distancing is not possible
Evidence suggests face coverings protect others if you are infected Face covering may provide some reassurance to shoppers
You can make a face covering at home from an old t-shirt
• Get a sneeze guard for any ‘touch points’ on your stall
These could be designated serving or payment points
Click here to buy a sneeze guard from the NMTF

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