M&S reopens 47 more cafes for takeaway hot drinks – here’s the full list


M&S has reopened another 47 cafes near its branches as lockdown eases across the UK.

The clothing and department store is now offering takeaway drinks in several more of its shops, after reopening 48 last month, bringing the total number up to 95 across the UK and Ireland.

Shoppers outside Marks and Spencer in Manchester, as non-essential shops in England open their doors

M&S has made sure to reopen cafes that are near to its clothing shops, so shoppers can pick up a drink easily while browsing.

The cafes have the same social distancing and cleaning methods that are in place in its food shops to stop the spread of Covid-19.

They include having perspex screens at each cafe till, contactless payments, workers washing their hands every 30 minutes and immediately after taking cash payments.

Markers are displayed on the floors to show where is safest to stand while social distancing.

Meanwhile, for customers who want to have a contactless collection, M&S workers will put hot drinks under a hatch and put down the lid separately, so shoppers can put their own lids on their drinks.

Only one M&S worker will also be working behind the tills.

It comes as M&S reopened its clothing shops on Monday, three months after the government announced lockdown due to the virus.

A total of 260 clothing home shops reopened in England while 25 clothing only shops also opened their doors.

Several other clothing, food and coffee shops have also reopened their branches for the first time in three months.

Greggs reopened 800 branches for takeaway on Thursday.

Primark and Sports Direct also reopened this week.

Meanwhile shoppers have been banned from trying on clothes or testing gadgets as the pandemic continues.


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