M&S to reopen 83 cafes with VAT cut savings passed to customers

M&S Cafe reopenings

M&S has revealed plans for the next wave of café reopenings in line with the government guidance.

The retailer will reopen a further 83 cafes across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from July 22.

With 118 cafes already open, it will bring the total number of M&S cafes serving customers across the UK to 201.

M&S reopened its 118 cafes on July 4 when the government gave non-essential retailers the green light for reopening from June 15.

The cafes mean customers are able to dine-in at a distance. All tables will be a minimum of 1 metre apart and 2 metre distance will be encouraged where possible.

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.

Hand sanitiser stations have been installed at or near the entrance of every café, ready for customers and colleagues to use.

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.

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