McDonald’s to keep drive-thrus open and maintain delivery service during lockdown
Some much-needed good news.
McDonald’s will keep all of its drive-thru restaurants open and continue to provide a delivery service for customers while Level 5 measures are in place in Ireland.
The restaurant chain confirmed that those services will remain available for the time being, subject to government guidance, while dine-in and walk-in takeaway services will be closed.
McDonald’s said it will take time to review and reassess its safety procedures with an independent health and safety body, to test and validate any additional measures that may enhance the safety of its takeaway service.
We are pleased to remain open, but with a few changes. We know this is a really difficult time for everyone and we really appreciate your patience and kindness, both with our crew and online. pic.twitter.com/ftMei6nXe0
— McDonald's Ireland (@McDonaldsIRL) January 5, 2021
Level 5 restrictions currently determine that bars, cafés and restaurants may offer takeaway and delivery services only.
With the Covid-19 situation now deteriorating in Ireland to the extent that it has passed the peak of the first wave of the virus, the government is expected to announce further restrictions on Wednesday.
Those new restrictions are set to include a closure of school buildings and construction sites until the end of January, the removal of click and collect services for non-essential retailers and a requirement for all travellers into Ireland to provide a negative Covid-19 test.