Marks & Spencer has announced it will reopen 118 cafés tomorrow as lockdown restrictions ease in some parts of the UK. Customers will be able to pick from a limited menu and new social distancing measures have been put in place.
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Restaurants and cafés in the UK were asked to close in March when the coronavirus lockdown began.
During this time, they could still operate for takeaway services and a limited number of M&S cafés offered takeaway drinks.
As lockdown restrictions relax in England, some cafés will open tomorrow allowing customers to sit-in.
There are 118 locations set to open tomorrow across England and Northern Ireland including at Cheshire Oaks, Lisburn and Sheffield Meadowhall.
A limited menu will be served and customers will be able to pick from M&S Café favourites, featuring the most popular items.
This includes bacon and sausage rolls, toasties, cakes and sandwiches.
Hot and cold drinks will be served and shoppers can treat themselves to a Cream Tea offer of a hot drink, scone, clotted cream and jam for £4.
New safety measures have been introduced to help customers during every part of their visit.
When arriving at branches, colleagues will be on hand to manage the flow of customers entering and leaving the cafés.
Hand sanitiser stations will be at entrances and customers will follow a one-way system through the cafés.
A statement from M&S said: “Throughout the café there’ll be a one-way system to limit contact and signage to remind customers to maintain social distancing.
“Perspex screens have been installed at each café till and M&S is continuing to encourage contactless payments.
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“Colleagues will wash their hands every 30 minutes with additional washing immediately after taking cash payments.”
Tables will be placed at least one metre apart and customers are asked to keep a two metres distance where possible.
“All tables will be a minimum of one metre apart and two metre distance will be encouraged where possible,” the statement continued.
“Individual condiments will be available instead of shared bottles, and colleagues will clean and sanitise all trays, tables and chairs after every use.”
Full list of branches opening for sit-ins
Abbey Centre Belfast
Anlaby Hull Simply Food
Arena Park Coventry
Arnison Centre Durham
Fountains RP Tunbridge Wells
Oatlands Harrogate SF
Orpington Nugent Park
Grand Junction Crewe
Biggleswade Retail Park
Southampton West Quay
St Helens Ravenhead
Stadium Milton Keynes
Bury The Rock
Stratford Upon Avon
Kingswood Hull SF
Longwell Green Bristol
Whiteley Village Fareham
Meole Brace Shrewsbury SF
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