Pizza Express has taken another tentative step towards reopening by adding an option to click and collect pizzas from the 13 sites in London that are already open for delivery.

Click and collect will only be available via the Pizza Express website.

Safety measures have already been introduced at restaurants including social distancing, protective screens and additional cleaning.

“Our number one priority is to protect the safety and wellbeing of our teams and customers,” said MD Zoe Bowley.

“Having undertaken a successful delivery-only trial in 13 of our restaurants, we’re pleased to be rolling this out further to click-and-collect customers in the same 13 restaurants for the time being.

“By launching the next stage of our trial, we hope to gradually and safely begin to bring the Pizza Express experience back to the UK.”