Marks & Spencers have said that they will reopen 49 of its stores from Thursday this week.
The retailer said that it is restarting business for customers who can purchase takeaways from the cafes.
The high street chain said it made the decision, while factoring in precautions necessary due to coronavirus.
These include social distancing measures, and upgrading hygiene measures in its stores.
Already Marks & Spencers have carried out trials at five locations.
They took place at High Street Kensington, and Maybrook Canterbury.
The company said that is prepared “rigorous guidance” for its employees at the cafes.
And extensive signage will be used for customers, so they buy a coffee and other products in safety.
Retailers Opening Amid Coronavirus
Marks & Spencers’ decision to reopen follows other food and drink vendors.
Pret A Manger and Caffe Nero are reopening sites.
While McDonald’s released its plans this week about its reopening pilot scheme.
In total, 15 pilot restaurants in the South East of England will offer delivery services.
As it seeks to safely reopen restaurants, and to resume business.
There will be a £25 order cap, as the burger chain adjusts to smaller teams observing social distancing.
Yet Drive Thrus and their car parks are to remain closed.