Costa Coffee is one of the nation’s favourite coffee shops, offering a range of drinks, sandwiches and cakes. Today is Bank Holiday Monday, so for those looking for their coffee fix, is Costa open today?
Is Costa open today?
Costa Coffee is indeed open today, and Brits can head to meet friends or family – socially distanced – and sit outside to enjoy a beverage and sweet treat.
You can double-check what time your local store is open by heading to the Costa store finder here and popping your postcode into the search bar.
Most stores should be open until around 5pm BST today, however, closing times may vary.
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Costa has recently released a range of Toffee Spice flavoured drinks, which can be enjoyed whichever way you choose.
From Toffee Spiced Latte to Toffee Spice Cold Brew, Costa’s iconic coffee can be enjoyed with a spice-twist.
Costa describes the Toffee Spice flavour as: “A hint of spice, delicious toffee and a touch of smoke, topped with cinnamon dusting and caramel vermicelli.”
On their website, Costa has outlined how they are adhering to the Government guidelines when it comes to serving customers.
If you want to sit outside of a Costa, bear in mind they will “be operating on a first-come, first-served basis, and some stores may have limited seating available to help everyone follow social distancing guidelines.”
Anyone sitting down at a Costa Coffee outdoor seating area will need to “provide their contact details in support of NHS contact tracing services”.
Costa explains: “This is a legal requirement placed upon us and other hospitality businesses, and team members will be asking customers at the till, or when collecting a Click & Collect order to enjoy in our seating areas, to check-in using either Costa Track and Trace or an NHS contact tracing app.
“In line with Welsh Government guidelines, customers in Wales are required to provide verification of their name when providing their contact details, for example, a driver’s licence, bank or credit card.”
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Covid restrictions mean coffee lovers can’t yet sit indoors to enjoy a coffee, however, this may soon change.
Come May 17, Brits can once more sit inside cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy food and drink.
May 17 is the next date lockdown rules will change, with hospitality allowed to serve customers indoors, hotels and B&Bs reopening their doors.
Cinemas can also reopen from this date, and indoor mixing is permitted with up to six people or two households.
Up to 1,000 people will be allowed to attend indoor sports venues and performances, while up to 4,000 can attend outdoor sporting venues.
This rises to 10,000 for very large venues such as Wembley Stadium – meaning a welcome return for football fans.
For those with an upcoming wedding, from May 17, up to 30 guests can attend – the same number as for a wake.
Boris Johnson’s lockdown roadmap will then have just one phase left – on June 21.
However, this date is dependent on coronavirus data showing no increase in cases or hospitalizations, and the vaccine rollout carrying on as planned.
From June 21 all legal limits on social contact will end.
Nightclubs will be permitted to reopen, and there will be no restrictions on performance or sporting venues.
Guest limits for weddings and wakes will be lifted – signifying an end to lockdown restrictions.