M&S reopens 49 of its cafes - where they are
Marks & Spencer has from today opened 49 of its cafes across the UK.
It took the decision to reopen for takeaway customers after operating social distancing and putting extra hygiene measures in its stores.
The retailer joins other chains reopening for takeaway customers.
Pret a Manger and Caffe Nero are reopening sites, while fast food chains McDonalds and Burger King are opening up drive-throughs.
Marks & Spencer cafes have been closed since March 18, five days before the UK lockdown began.
M&S said the plans for reopenings came after a trial at five locations including at High Street Kensington and Maybrook Canterbury.
The 49 sites are across the UK, and include Beverley the nearest to Scarborough.
It said the company had prepared “rigorous guidance for colleagues and will have extensive signage for customers so they can pick up their coffee safely”.
Safety measures had been introduced, including perspex screens at tills.
The 49 locations are:
Beverley; Bishop Auckland
Bluewater; Boucher Rd Belfast
Brent Cross (Marketplace)
Bridge of Don
Canary Wharf (Marketplace)
Clapham (Coffee Bar)
Handforth Dean Conservatory; Heathfield Ayr
Hedge End (Coffee Bar)
High St. Kensington (Coffee Bar)
Kingstown Park Carlisle
Manchester (Coffee Bar)
Marble Arch (Marketplace)
Meole Brace Shrewsbury
One New Change (Marketplace); Pantheon (Marketplace)
Victoria Cardinal Place (Marketplace)
Westbridge Park Stone