Is McDonalds open during lockdown? Opening times and advice

MCDONALD’S fans might be wondering if they can still get their meals as England enters into a fresh lockdown.

Boris Johnson ordered everyone to stay at home until mid-February to crack down on the rapid spread of a new variant of Covid.

McDonald's fans can still get their meals, but you can't sit inside to eat


McDonald’s fans can still get their meals, but you can’t sit inside to eatCredit: Alamy

The PM has closed all schools and non-essential shops until mid-February in a raft of new restrictions. 

You’ll be pleased to hear you can still get your Maccies hit, but what are the rules in place? We explain everything we know so far.

Is McDonald’s open during lockdown?

McDonald’s will remain open under the latest coronavirus restrictions.

However, you can’t go into the store, whether to dine-in or get a walk-in takeaway.

This means you can only order food by going round the drive-thru or via the McDelivery service.

After McDonald’s revealed the latest restrictions, the UK and Ireland CEO Paul Pomroy warned: “With the reduced services, smaller teams and social distancing in the kitchen, it will take longer to serve you.

“Your kindness and patience with our employees is greatly appreciated.”

When does McDonald’s close under lockdown?

McDonald’s opening and closing times may vary from what customers are used to because of Covid regulations.

Before you make a trip, it’s best to check with your local restaurant by using the chain’s restaurant locator.

Under lockdown rules, pubs and restaurants can serve takeaways and deliveries until 11pm.

And you can use drive-thrus, but these will also close at 11pm.

If you’re wondering which shops can stay open during the third lockdown, here’s a full list of essential businesses.

If you’re not sure about what Tier 4 means, or what the rules are, then we’ve rounded up a guide to help you.

And if you’re desperate to know when you can get your Covid jab, here’s the online calculator you can use which will give you a clue.

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