McDonald's investigating claims Covid rules being ignored in restaurants

17 March 2021 by
McDonald's investigating claims Covid rules being ignored in restaurants

McDonald's has said it is investigating claims Covid safety rules are being ignored in restaurants "as a matter of urgency", following a Sky News report.

Sky spoke to a number of workers from sites across the UK who claimed their temperature was not being checked, social distancing rules were not being followed and that they were not able to wash their hands every 30 minutes.

A McDonald's spokesperson said: "We continue to work hard with our franchisees and third-party safety experts to ensure robust safety measures are in place and being followed, to help protect our people and customers. We have regularly reviewed and updated these procedures since the start of the pandemic.

"We are deeply concerned to hear this feedback, and while we are confident this relates to a very small number of the 130,000 people we employ across the UK and Ireland, we strongly believe that every one of our employees should feel safe within the workplace. We are investigating the issues raised as a matter of urgency, and strongly encourage any of our employees with concerns to raise these using the various channels we have in place."

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