In a statement this week, the fast food operator said, "Putting the safety and well-being of our teams and customers first is our priority. Things may be a little different for a while, but our priority is making sure we’re looking out for you, our teams and our partners.
Over the past few weeks we have sought the views of our customers and employees on our reopening plans. We also conducted controlled tests to explore the safest way to reopen our restaurants. When it comes to our people and returning to work, we have encouraged everyone to make the right decision for them, based on their personal circumstances.
To help create a safe experience for everyone, we’re enhancing our high standard of cleanliness even further and will be introducing a number of additional measures and changes to our restaurants.
In addition to deep cleaning all our restaurants before reopening, our teams will be washing their hands at least every 30 minutes and cleaning equipment and surfaces more often. In order to help our teams practice social distancing, as we open our restaurants, we will have fewer people working on each shift to provide a safer environment particularly when shifts change. We’ve also installed additional screens in our kitchens and service areas to aid social distancing and our teams will be wearing protective equipment, including face coverings.
In line with government guidance, we have opened 6 pilot restaurants in Ireland, offering service through the Drive-thru lane only from Wednesday 20th May. Moving in step with government guidelines, we plan to reopen all our Drive-thru lanes by early June. We will keep our website updated as our Drive-thru lanes reopen over the coming weeks."