PIZZA Express has announced it is reopening its restaurants in Knutsford and Wilmslow for dine-in customers on Thursday, July 9.

With Government guidelines now allowing restaurants to open from July 4 with certain safety measures for staff and customers, the popular pizzeria chain has confirmed plans to reopen 46 of its restaurants.

Knutsford’s King Street restaurant and Wilmslow’s Alderley Road restaurant are on the list of those first restaurants set to reopen in two weeks’ time.

Pizza Express managing director Zoe Bowley said: “Following a successful trial of delivery-only and click-and-collect services in 13 of our pizzerias in London, and the latest advice from the government, we are delighted to announce the first 46 of our pizzerias that will be reopening for dine-in customers from the beginning of July.

As required by Government guidelines, however, there will be ‘extensive’ safety measures in place.

Ms Bowley added: “The extensive safety measures we have in place across all reopened pizzerias will allow us to provide the full Pizza Express experience that our customers have come to love, in a safe and responsible way, as we work to gradually bring back our freshly handmade pizza to even more locations in the near future.”

The full list of the 46 Pizza Express restaurants reopening on July 9 is as follows:

1. Jersey – St Brelade

2. Jersey – St Helier

3. Buxton

4. Carlisle

5. Cheshire Oaks

6. Chester

7. Didsbury

8. Gretna Gateway

9. Hale

10. Knutsford

11. Liverpool – King’s Waterfront

12. Macclesfield

13. Poynton

14. Wilmslow

15. Bar Marzano – Norwich

16. Basildon

17. Bishops Stortford

18. Braintree

19. Brentwood

20. Bury St Edmonds

21. Chelmsford

22. Colchester

23. Ely

24. Hatfield

25. Hertford

26. Ipswich – Regatta Quay

27. Kings Lynn

28. Lakeside

29. Newmarket

30. Norwich – St Benedict Street

31. Norwich – Forum Building

32. Rayleigh

33. Southend

34. Berkhamsted

35. Beverley

36. Durham

37. Harrogate

38. Hull – Princes Quay

39. Ilkley

40. Newcastle – Eldon Square

41. Skipton

42. York – River House

43. York – McArthur Glen

44. York – St Sampsons Square

45. London – Abbey Road

46. London – Bankside