COSTA Coffee in Stroud is set to reopen for takeaways on Thursday.

Customers to the Stroud High Street cafe will be greeted with hand sanitiser stations, perspex screens at counters, and two-metre floor signs reminding them to social distance.

Baristas will only accept contactless car payments.

The Stroud branch is one of thousands of Costa Coffee shops opening their doors by the end of June.

The retailer announced 1,100 of its 2,700 branches will reopen for takeaway and delivery customers by the end of the month, after nearly three months of closure.

Jill McDonald, chief executive of Costa Coffee, said she is “delighted” the outlets will reopen at the end of June.

She added that Costa Coffee has delivered more than 861,000 cans of coffee to key workers across the country since the start of lockdown.