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McDonald’s Drive-Thrus in Arnold and Netherfield will stay open through lockdown to offer takeaway and deliveries


McDonald’s has today confirmed that it’s drive-thru sites in Arnold and Netherfield will remain partially open during England’s second lockdown. 

The fast food giant said that its Drive-Thru, takeaway and delivery services will still be on offer to customers, in line with the incoming coronavirus regualtions on restaurants. 

On Saturday night, the Prime Minister announced that non-essential hospitality venues will be forced to close from Thursday, November 5, until at least December 2. That means that pubs, cafes and restaurants will shut, but can offer takeaway and delivery services. Though that forces various eateries to close indoor dining facilities, it does allow other services to stay open. 

The news was confirmed in a statement by Paul Pomroy, chief executive officer for McDonald’s UK and Ireland

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He said: “On Thursday we will close our dining areas across England but, in line with government guidance, we will remain open for takeaway, Drive-thru and McDelivery via Uber Eats and Just Eat.

“Following the first lockdown, together with our franchisees, we have made significant changes to our restaurant operations and kitchens to enhance our health and safety procedures in order to help keep you, our customers and our employees safe. These procedures include:

The fast food giant said it will continue offering some services during lockdown

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 ensure that our people can come to work safely, whilst continuing 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.

A number of measures will be put in place to protect customers during the lockdown and these include:

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  • Fewer people working on each shift and the introduction of new measures, including additional screens in our kitchens and service areas, to provide a safer environment to help you and our teams adhere to social distancing.
  • Serving a reduced menu with some restaurants running reduced hours.
  • Hand washing at least every 30 minutes and providing sanitiser for our teams, delivery partners and customers.
  • Asking customers to respect social distancing guidelines and to wear face coverings when entering the restaurant, using floor markings in our restaurants for takeaway, and signposting routes for customers and delivery partners.
  • Cleaning surfaces and equipment, including self-order screens and card readers, even more regularly.
  • Providing our teams with additional protective equipment, including face coverings, and using contactless thermometers to check their temperature.

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