MCDONALD'S has reopened its drive-thru restaurants in York and Selby today.

The drive thrus at Clifton Moor and Selby reopened at 11am today with plans to open other restaurants across the country soon.

A spokesman for the firm said: "With restaurant teams adjusting to new procedures to enable safe working and social distancing, things may take a little longer – and high demand is anticipated. McDonald’s and its franchisees are working closely with local authorities and the police, and may determine that it is necessary to close Drive Thru lanes if queues cause disruption at busier sites or put employees or customers at risk."

To help make things safer, McDonald’s has introduced a number of changes to their restaurants, including: • Social distancing has been introduced in the kitchens and service areas to help create a safe working environment for restaurant teams.

• Perspex screens at Drive-Thru windows and employees wearing protective equipment, as well as Perspex screens and floor markings in specific areas in the restaurant and kitchen.

• All McDonald’s employees will be asked to confirm they are fit and able to work and contactless thermometers will be used to take employee temperatures on arrival at work for every shift.

• Ensuring our delivery procedures with couriers are contactless for both our people and our customers • Restaurants will return with smaller teams, offering a limited menu and operating reduced hours.

• Encouraging capped spend for Drive-Thru and McDelivery at £25 per order, and customers are encouraged to pay by contactless payment methods, • For those visiting Drive-Thrus, customers can browse the menu, order and pay ahead using the My McDonald’s App