All the rules in place as McDonald's re-opens its Doncaster restaurants next week

Doncaster’s McDonald’s restaurants will re-open their doors to customers next week – with a raft of rules in place to help people stay safe.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 10:13 am

From Monday, in line with Government easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, people will be able to dine inside.

Paul Pomroy, Chief Executive Officer for the fast food giant has outlined all the rules that will be in place as the firm welcomes back diners.

He said: “I am extremely pleased to announce that – in line with the government changes to the guidance and regulations affecting the entire hospitality sector – from Monday 17 May we will begin reopening our dining areas in England and Wales.

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“It has been six months since many of our restaurants were able to welcome you inside to dine with us and we are looking forward to you and your families returning in the coming weeks and months.

“To keep each other safe, I ask that you continue to follow the procedures we and public health authorities have introduced when you visit. For now, we will restrict and closely monitor the number of customers and couriers inside our restaurants to ensure we can maintain a safe distance from one another.

“Our teams will be wearing face coverings and we ask that you wear your face covering when entering and moving around the restaurant.

"We have installed additional hand sanitiser dispensers at the entrance and around the restaurant for you, and we will continue our enhanced hygiene and safety procedures. Your safety, and that of our restaurant teams, is our utmost priority and I thank you for adhering to these measures.

“As the country continues to recover and governments continue to review the regulations and restrictions in place, we will also be reviewing the changes we've made and hope to have a more familiar McDonald's experience returning as soon as it is safe to do so.

“If restrictions continue to ease, later this summer we will run our popular Monopoly promotion again. We will also review our menu and operating hours so that we can serve more of your favourites, and offer even greater choice and value than before.

“As we enter the next phase in our reopening plans, with restaurants across England and Wales gradually reopening for Eat-in, I want to pay tribute to our brilliant restaurant teams and their franchisees who are adapting once again at pace to new ways of working.

“The pandemic has affected everyone differently. For many, the gradual reopening of hospitality, events and the arts will be an exciting time, but I know for some it is cause for concern. Our safety measures have been continually reviewed and verified by third-party experts, and we are confident that we continue to enable our restaurant teams to work and for you to visit safely.

“Your continued patience with our restaurant teams is greatly appreciated. Over 120,000 McDonald's employees have had to adapt to do their job in new and difficult circumstances. It will be a bit slower, it will still feel a bit unusual, but I am so thankful for their hard work in enabling us to continue serving you and the communities in which we operate.”