McDonald's has been closed since March due to COVID-19
McDonald's is to carry out 'operational tests' to explore what reopening might look like.
The fast food chain has been closed since March due to COVID-19.
Many similar outlets followed suit, but Burger King has managed to stay open through a take-away and delivery service only.
Supermac's, which also closed its doors in March, has recently reopened some outlets with plans to adhere to social distancing.
Supermac’s will provide limited Drive Thru, Delivery and Drive & Collect services in a number of outlets in the coming days.
— Supermac's (@SupermacsIRE) April 22, 2020
Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s CEO of UK and Ireland said:
"In March, we took the decision to temporarily close our restaurants in the UK and Ireland for the safety of our people and customers.
"Recently, we began working through a potential and limited reopening.
"We have been listening to our employees and customers as well as engaging with government and trade bodies in the UK and Ireland to help ensure we do this responsibly, when the time is right.
"This week we are carrying out some operational tests to explore what our reopening might look like; the UK restaurant where these tests will take place will remain closed to the public.
"These tests will include exploring social distancing measures for our crew, PPE options and opening in a limited capacity.
"For now we remain closed, and will only reopen when we are absolutely confident we can have the right measures in place to ensure everyone’s wellbeing."