McDonald’s plans to re-open

Plans are underway by McDonald’s to reopen some restaurants in Ireland and the UK and it’s carrying out operational tests this week as part of their plan.

Social distancing measures, personal protective equipment and limited capacity will be considered by the fast food outlet, however, outlets remain shut for now.

Paul Pomroy, CEO of McDonald’s for the UK and Ireland said, “These tests will include exploring social distancing measures for our crew, PPE options and opening in a limited capacity. For now we remain closed, and will only reopen when we are absolutely confident we can have the right measures in place to ensure everyone’s wellbeing.”

He added “Recently, we began working through a potential and limited reopening. We have been listening to our employees and customers as well as engaging with government and trade bodies in the UK and Ireland to help ensure we do this responsibly, when the time is right.”

The company temporarily closed on March 23rd in Ireland due to Covid-19.