FIVE McDonald’s restaurants will reopen their doors today to dine in customers with special measures in place.

Branches in Asda in St Pauls Road and Castlepoint will welcome diners along with restaurants in Christchurch Road in Boscombe, Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth and Somerford Road in Christchurch.

They are among 700 restaurants reopening their doors from today.

McDonald’s said social distancing measures will be in place, and to prevent congestion, “the restaurant will carefully manage the number of customers inside.”

On arrival, customers will be asked to use the hand sanitiser provided and follow the safety measures laid out in restaurants to help keep themselves and others safe.

Food will be served by table-service only with customers able to order directly to their table via the My McDonald’s App, at the till or kiosk.

McDonald’s will be asking customers that choose to eat-in to leave their contact details by using their smart phone to either scan a QR code taking them to a dedicated webpage or visiting that webpage directly with the URL details provided on each table.

Customers will be asked to leave the name of the lead member and the number of people within their group, a phone number, the date and time of visit and the restaurant number (identified on each table sticker).

The measures in place:

  • Hand sanitiser at the entrance to every restaurant for couriers and dine-in and takeaway customers
  • Clear floor-markings and signposting inside and outside restaurants to help enable social distancing
  • Touchpoints including self-order screens, card readers and doors will be sanitised at least every 30 minutes
  • Perspex screens have been installed in the kitchens, service areas and Drive-thru windows and additional protective equipment has been provided for restaurant teams, including disposable gloves for people in customer and courier facing positions and face coverings
  • Fewer people on each shift
  • Customers are asked to use contactless payment methods as much as possible Customers can check if their local restaurant is open for dine-in by visiting the McDonald’s restaurant locator.