COSTA Coffee is the latest high street chain to start reopening stores, with four branches now open for takeaway and delivery orders.
The cafe chain has confirmed the first of its four stores reopened today, April 24.
The branches include two drive thrus, one in Manchester and the other in Mansfield, and two cafes, which have opened for delivery orders only, in Manchester and Bristol.
All newly reopened stores remain closed for public access, meaning you won't be able to eat in.
For the two stores that are open for delivery, customers will be able to order their hot drinks through Uber Eats.
When The Sun checked online today, Costa was also serving cakes and hot food, including toasties and sandwiches.
Which Costa stores have reopened?
THE following Costa Coffee branches are open for takeaway and delivery orders as of today, April 24.
Manchester White City (drive-thru)
Mansfield Sutton Road (drive-thru)
Manchester Oxford Road (delivery only)
Avonmeads Retail Park (delivery only)
In an update on Facebook, Costa said: "We’re opening two drive-thru lanes and two stores for delivery on Friday.
"A massive thank you to the team members that have volunteered to work – helping support key workers.
"Our priority remains the safety of our teams and customers."
The core hours for these stores will be 8am to 4pm.
If you're ordering from Uber Eats, there is no minimum delivery spend but you'll need to pay a delivery fee of £3.50 per order.
In a separate post, Costa confirmed new measures that have put in place to keep customers and staff safe.
The coffee chain said all its workers will be provided with protective equipment, including masks, and will have to follow strict social distancing guidelines.
Staff will also be expected to wash their hands and work surfaces every 30 minutes as a minimum.
Stores will only be accepting cashless and contactless payments.
We’re opening 2 Drive-Thru lanes & 2 stores for delivery on Friday. A massive thank you to the team members that have…
We've asked Costa when it plans on reopening more stores and we'll update this article when we know more.
The Sun is also checking if the reopened branches are serving a full menu.
Costa announced it was temporarily closing the majority of its 2,700 stores on March 23.
All its standalone and drive-thru branches were shut, but the coffee chain has kept some stores inside hospitals open to serve NHS staff.
Costa isn't the first chain to reopen stores – Five Guys has now reopened 20 branches so fans can get their burger fix.
KFC has now reopened 15 restaurants across the UK so fans can get their fix of fried chicken.
Burger King branches have also started reopening with 11 restaurants now back up and running for deliveries.
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