The stores closed just one month ago.
Costa Coffee is re-opening four of its UK stores to “support key workers” amid the pandemic, providing the nation with their coffee fix with both takeaway and delivery services.
Confirming the news to their Facebook followers, the coffee chain announced that two of the stores re-opening today (April 24) are in Manchester, with the White City branch offering a drive-thru service only, and the Oxford Road coffee shop providing orders for delivery.
The announcement reads: “We’re opening 2 Drive-Thru lanes & 2 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 and we’ll be sharing more information tomorrow about the steps we’re taking to keep everyone safe.”
While the stores are now open again, public access is not permitted in a bid to keep both customers and staff safe during the peak of the outbreak. Additionally, staff working within the stores will be required to stick to social distancing guidelines and new hygiene measures, which includes wearing protective equipment while working.
As a gesture of goodwill to the keyworkers in surrounding areas, the coffee chain will also be donating 250,000 Ready-To-Drink Costa Coffee cans for those on the frontline of the virus to enjoy.
The re-opened stores are open for business from 8am-4pm, with White City’s drive-thru now open and the Oxford Road store fulfilling orders via Uber Eats.