McDonald’s Galway city centre branch on Shop Street has reopened today for walk-in takeaway services.
This reopening follows on from a number of McDonald’s branches in the city and county which have already reopened for drive-thru services, but are still not accepting any foot traffic.
New safety measures for customers which have been introduced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include limits on the number of customers allowed inside the fast food restaurant at any one time, and the introduction a one-way system when they do go inside.
There are fewer self-ordering screens in service right now, and these are being sanitised on a regular basis.
Customers are being encouraged to come alone to collect their food where possible and seating areas remain closed for the moment.
McDonald’s and other restaurants will be allowed to operate with indoor seating from next week when the country enters Phase 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown.
Staff hygiene measures brought in to improve safety include the installation of perspex screens in the kitchen and service areas, and reduced staff numbers on each shift.