Starbucks announces it has reopened drive-through in Wigan
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To ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the stores, measures have been put in place which not only align with government guidance, but also follow lessons from other countries such as China, where 90 per cent of Starbucks stores are now open.
They will all have reduced opening hours and follow safety measures including:
Ongoing and regular hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Two-metre social distancing throughout the store
Upweighted cleaning with regular sanitisation of high touch point areas such as countertops
Plexi screens at pay points
Contactless payment only
All beverages served in paper cups
Nearly all stores are serving the full drinks menu, with everything from lattes to cappuccinos, iced coffees and teas to frappuccinos.
Food will also be served but with a restricted menu, focused on the most popular items.
With the NHS still very much on the frontline, Starbucks stores across Britain will be offering any tall drink of their choice for free.
Alex Rayner, general manager of Starbucks UK, said: “We are proud to be back serving our communities with the phased reopening of our stores, starting with drive-through and a handful of stores for takeaway only.
"Although our stores will look and feel a bit different with social distancing measures, plexi glass screens and upweighted cleaning procedures in place, the role coffee plays in creating connection and community hasn’t changed. Now, more than ever, having something familiar is incredibly important.”
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