Costa and Nando's decide to close

Costa and Nando's decide to close

Published by Mike Draper at 10:13am 23rd March 2020.

3 minute read

The restaurant and coffee chains are among the latest outlets to shut in a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Nando's have now joined McDonald's in shutting branches temporarily and Costa Coffee's says it won't open any outlets from this evening.

Jill McDonald, the Chief Executive of Costa said:

"At Costa Coffee our number one priority is the safety of our store teams and customers. As the need to support social distancing increases, we have taken the decision to temporarily close our stores from this evening, Monday 23 March."

"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 coffee."


  • Costa will continue to pay all their store team members, whose store has closed
  • They will be paid their full average weekly pay over eight weeks
Costa Coffee in Old George Mall Salisbury.
Costa Coffee in Old George Mall will close from this evening.

Whilst their stores are closed, Costa have pledged to provide support to those in need over the coming weeks and months, providing food and drink, and allowing our teams to support their own communities locally.

Costa Coffee Solstice Park Amesbury.
Costa Coffee at Solstice Park in Amesbury among the total shut down.


Costa are already providing free coffee to critical NHS workers, and will continue by delivering one million cans of coffee to other key workers across the country.

Jill McDonald also said:

"I want to take this opportunity to thank our store teams, who during a lot of uncertainty over the past few weeks have continued to provide a warm and welcoming environment, and great service to our loyal customers."

"To our customers, thank you for your ongoing support – we know these are difficult and unsettling times and through our community work we hope to be able to continue serving you, and your friends and families in some way."


McDonald's says it's closing its restaurants in the UK and Ireland tonight to protect the safety of its employees and customers.

McDonalds on Southampton Road Salisbury.
SALISBURY: McDonalds is closing all its UK branches, including the ones on Southampton Road and on Winchester Street.


The Nando's restaurant on Milford Street in Salisbury, has closed to diners, as well as all colection and delivery orders.

All of its 400 outlets have closed.

Nandos in Salisbury.
Nando's on Milford Street has closed amid the coronavirus crisis.

On their website Nando's has said:

"The safety and security of our customers and team is always our top priority and with this in mind we have taken the decision to temporarily close all of our restaurants across the UK and Ireland during the course of today, 22nd March, to help limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)."

"Eat in, takeaway and delivery for customers will all stop until further notice and our remaining food will be given away to those who need it most across the community."

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