02 Nov Coronavirus: Hoping for a McDonald’s during England’s second lockdown? There’s good news and bad news | UK News
McDonald’s has announced its plans for the second national lockdown.
From Thursday, the fast food chain said it will close dining areas across England but will remain open for takeaway, Drive Thru and McDelivery via Uber Eats and Just Eat.
However, customers have been warned there will be a reduced menu on offer.
Paul Pomroy, the chief executive of McDonald’s UK and Ireland, announced other “significant” changes ahead of the second lockdown.
- Fewer people working on each shift, and introducing new measures including additional screens in kitchens and service areas
- Serving a reduced menu with some restaurants running reduced hours
- Hand washing at least every 30 minutes and providing sanitiser for staff, delivery partners and customers
- Providing staff with additional protective equipment including face coverings, and using contactless thermometers to check their temperature
Mr Pomroy thanked the public for its “continued support” of the company’s restaurants.
He added: “The safety of you and our employees is an absolute priority to us. I am incredibly proud of how our restaurant teams have continued to adapt to the new ways of working and I am also grateful for your understanding as we have all got to grips with a new normal.
“Once again, as we all adjust, I would ask you to be patient with our teams.
“We remain committed to enabling our people to come to work safely whilst we continue to serve the communities in which we operate. In some restaurants, our operating hours and services may vary. As always, we will keep you updated via the My McDonald’s App and our website.
“COVID-19 continues to affect many thousands of people, and I know these latest restrictions will impact many people in different ways. I hope you and your loved ones stay safe and well.”