Burger King have announced the reopening of four restaurants across London including sites in Lewisham and Croydon today (June1).

The fast food company said it was part of a "phased reopening" plan designed to gradually be extended to more locations after they were shut due to the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

More details were offered by Burger King in a statement about the reopenings published Monday:

"The locations of the restaurants that will re-open from 1st June are Park Royal LP, Lewisham High St, Croydon Valley Park and London Gateway Services.

"Park Royal LP will be open for delivery and Drive Thru only, Lewisham High St for delivery and takeaway at the counter only, Croydon Valley Park for Drive Thru only and London Gateway Services for takeaway at the counter only.

"Customers will be able to place their orders via Deliveroo / Just Eat / Drive Thru."

The company said that it was working towards opening some 350 restaurants, or 86 per cent of the total number of sites.

"We are so pleased to be able to open more restaurants this week and slowly but surely get back to ‘normal’, ensuring all safety measures are in place," said Katie Evans, Marketing Director at Burger King UK.

New safety measures to be in place at the sites to help stop the spread of coronavirus include "additional PPE such as masks and gloves for staff, stringent cleaning measures, contactless delivery options via Deliveroo and Just Eat and all Burger King staff comprehensively trained on the Government’s social distancing measures – including how to run kitchens hygienically, whilst abiding by them," Burger King said.