Dozens of Burger King, KFC and Starbucks outlets are to reopen across motorway service areas.

Welcome Break has announced plans to reopen 72 units at 26 of its sites, so far it has opened 32 units and plans to open another 40.

The service said it has remained opened throughout lockdown but is aiming to open these units by June 4.

Welcome Break also said changes will be made to the layout so customers can navigate around the building and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The Starbucks drive-thru, cafe and Burger King at the South Mimms service off the M25/A1 has already been reopened. As well as the Starbucks Cafe in the Baldock service off the A1.

Burger King is due to open at the London Gateway site off the M1 on June 4 and the Starbucks Cafe on May 26.

Welcome Break CEO John Diviney said: "As the lockdown slowly eases and people around the UK gradually return to work we are delighted to be opening up these great brands.

"It will provide a much-needed boost to those on the road and to support Britain working again. We very much look forward to welcoming back our returning customers.

"The health and safety of our colleagues and customers remains our absolute priority and we will continue to be guided by advice from Public Health England at all times."