Caffè Nero will open 400 stores for eat-in on 4 July.

With approximately 330 stores already open for takeaway – and a large amount offering the brand’s new delivery service with Uber Eats – it has said all reopening sites will operate with extensive covid-secure measures in place.

Since reopening for takeaway, the business has implemented a number of measures to ensure both staff and consumer safety.

New features include masks and gloves, strict cleaning regimes, in-store distancing, cashless payments and Perspex screens.

Initially running on a limited food menu, the majority of the newly opened stores will also be offering delivery.

“I’m delighted to be able to reopen 400 stores for eat-in,” said founder and CEO Gerry Ford. “We’ve seen high demand since we’ve started opening for takeaway and our teams are excited to welcome customers back properly.”

“We have prioritised protecting the health and wellbeing of our people and our customers in setting these stores, while also providing safe, friendly community spaces as the country starts to reopen. We have taken clear steps and followed government guidelines to ensure that is the case.”