Marks and Spencer has been gradually opening M&S cafés as lockdown restrictions continue to ease. A further 83 UK branches will open on Wednesday and the retailer has made changes to its menus.
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M&S cafés were temporarily closed when the coronavirus lockdown began in the UK.
As restrictions ease, the retailer has gradually reopened branches with new social distancing measures in place.
This week, 83 more branches will open, bringing the total number of cafés operating to 201.
This will include some branches in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds.
New menu prices
When visiting branches, customers will be able to pick up their favourite items including coffees, toasties and soups.
In line with the cut in hospitality VAT, those visiting will also notice new reduced prices.
An M&S statement said: “Customers dining-in at a distance will be able to enjoy great value hot food and drink.
“Following the cut in hospitality VAT, every single item on the M&S Café menu has been reduced with the VAT cut fully passed on to customers.”
To keep customers and colleagues safe, the retailer will continue to enforce social distancing rules.
Hand sanitiser stations have been placed at the entrance of every café for customers and colleagues to use.
Tables have also been set up a minimum of one metre apart and individual condiments will be available.
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When ordering in stores, perspex screens have been installed and customers are encouraged to keep one or two metres apart.
A M&S statement read: “Throughout the café there will be 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.
“Colleagues will wash their hands every 30 minutes with additional washing immediately after taking cash payments.”
Full list of branches reopening
Birstall Simply Food
Bishop Auckland SF
Boucher Rd Belfast SF
Carden Avenue Brighton SF
Cheetham Hill Manchester SF
Gateshead Team Valley SF
Imperial Retail Park Bristol
Kingsgate East Kilbride SF
Martlesham Heath SF
Maybrook Canterbury SF
Newry The Quays
Northallerton New SF
Stratford City London
The Docks Dundee SF
Truro Lemon Quay
Union Square Aberdeen
Welwyn Garden City
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