McDonald’s have reopened all of its 1,061 Drive Thrus in the UK and Ireland for drive-through or delivery, as it returns to trading after the coronavirus shutdown.

With many offering the McDelivery service, the Bradford burger chain has been working with the local authority in the run-up to the reopenings after almost two months’ closure.

Customers and McDonald’s staff are protected by perspex screens installed at the drive-through windows, and further measures are in place to protect workers inside the restaurant’s kitchens.

Each employee has their temperature checked with a contactless thermometer when they arrive for a shift, and is given protective equipment including masks and gloves. They’ve also introduced physical distancing inside the restaurants, including floor markings in each branch.

Bradford franchisee, Saj Shah, said: “I am delighted to be returning to the community in Bradford and I would like to thank both staff and customers for your continued support and patience.

“All employees are being asked to confirm they are fit and able to work and we are conducting wellness checks and conducting risk assessments.

Franchisee Saj Shah

“We would like to assure you that social distancing has been introduced in the kitchens and service areas to help create a safe working environment for restaurant teams. We are glad to be back but it will look a little different and may take a little longer, so please bear with us.”

For now, McDonald’s branches will continue to offer a limited menu, which does not include breakfast or shakes, owing to smaller teams working in each location.

The restaurants have reduced opening hours 11am-10pm, and customers are asked to use contactless payment methods if possible and spending is capped at £25 per vehicle.

For those visiting our Drive Thrus, you can browse the menu, order and pay ahead using the My McDonald’s App.

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