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McDonald's to reopen for walk-in takeaways

McDonald's is to reopen in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to walk-in takeaway customers from Monday 22nd February.

The fast food chain has been operating on a click and collect, drive thru and delivery basis since 6th January while it reviewed its Covid-19 safety measures.

Having worked with third party safety expert NSF International, the chain says it has identified a small number of changes to further enhance its procedures, and is in the process of rolling these out to restaurants.

These include staff wearing visors as well as face coverings for customer facing employees, revised guidance and processes for its couriers, and enhanced processes for managing customer and courier flow in restaurants.

Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s chief executive for UK and Ireland said: "This week, a small number of our restaurants will trial reopening walk-in takeaway with these enhancements in place, with the plan to reopen the majority of restaurants for walk-in takeaway across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland from Monday 22nd February.”

Due to current government restrictions, takeaways in Scotland will remain closed.

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