Customers can walk into McDonald's to order takeaway today in both of Aylesbury's restaurants

The McDonald's in Aylesbury's city centre and Broadfields have opened their doors to customers for the first time since lockdown.

Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 12:49 pm

People can walk into the restaurants to order a takeaway but they still cannot sit inside and eat.

The restaurant's opening hours will be 11am to 10pm, seven days a week.

A reduced menu will be on offer and there are floor markings to create a one-way system as well as perspex screens in the service areas.

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A McDonald's spokesman said: "With restaurant teams adjusting to new procedures to enable safe working and social distancing, stores will look a little different and things may take a little longer."

He added: "A limited number of people will be allowed inside restaurants to help customers and employees adhere to social distancing – this will vary depending upon the restaurant size and layout.

"Customers will be welcomed inside when a space becomes available and will be asked to sanitise their hands at cleaning stations that have been introduced in all restaurants."

There will be fewer self-order screens switched on and those in use will be sanitised at least every 30 minutes. Customers can also order via the My McDonald’s app.

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Customers are encouraged to visit alone to collect their food where possible. For those visiting with children, play areas and digital play areas will remain closed.

With dining areas closed, recycling points will also remain closed. The large majority of McDonald’s packaging can be recycled, and customers are encouraged to dispose of their litter responsibly and recycle wherever possible when they get home.

Customers are asked to use contactless payment methods and cap their spend at £25 wherever possible.

The spokesman said: "As employees and the business adapt to a new way of working, McDonald’s would like to thank customers for their continued support and patience. Customers are reminded to adhere to the guidance from the government and health authorities, especially if queuing outside restaurants before there is space to enter.

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