Costa Coffee shops across the UK are closing temporarily.
In a statement issued on social media, the company said “our number one priority is the safety of our store teams and customers”.
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— Costa Coffee (@CostaCoffee) March 23, 2020
It went on to say: “We will do our best to keep Costa stores open in hospitals where we will continue to provide free takeaway coffee for the next two weeks to the NHS workers who are at the forefront of this crisis.
“Wherever possible, we will also keep our Costa Express machines available to serve you a great cup of cofffee.”
The stores are expected to close by Monday night.
On Sunday McDonald’s announced it was closing all its UK and Ireland restaurants while John Lewis and New Look shut its doors over the weekend.