Costa Coffee will reopen over 1,100 sites by the end of June, with “heightened safety measures in place for extra reassurance”.

Each outlet will feature PPE, hand sanitiser stations and contactless payments. Perspex screens have been installed at counters, with designated pick-up points for delivery and mobile order collections.

Two-meter floor signs have been placed inside and outside the stores to reflect current social distancing guidelines.

Costa has also designed serving hatches for its drive-thru sites which lower items from the service hatch down to cars so there is no contact between server and customer, plus a built-in acrylic hygiene screen to provide an additional level of protection.