Marks & Spencer reopens 49 cafes - here's where they are

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th May 2020, 12:00 pm

Marks & Spencer has opened 49 of its cafés 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.

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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 locations in Belfast, Dunblane and Swansea.

The company has 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:Anlaby

AshbourneBankside (Marketplace)Beverley; Bishop AucklandBlackrockBluewaterBoucher Rd BelfastBraeheadBraintreeBrent Cross (Marketplace)Bridge of DonCanary Wharf (Marketplace)Central FalkirkCheshuntClapham (Coffee Bar)Congleton; CramlingtonDunblaneFinsbury (Marketplace)Handforth Dean ConservatoryHeathfield AyrHedge End (Coffee Bar)High St. Kensington (Coffee Bar)InveralmondKingston (Marketplace)Kingstown Park CarlisleManchester (Coffee Bar)Marble Arch (Marketplace)Martlesham HeathMaybrook CanterburyMayflowerMeadowhallMeole Brace ShrewsburyNorthallertonOne New Change (Marketplace)Pantheon (Marketplace)PontarddulaisPortfield ChichesterSears SolihullStratford (Marketplace)SummertownSweetbriar NorwichVictoria Cardinal Place (Marketplace)Waterside (Marketplace)Westbridge Park StoneWhitstableWoodley