MCDONALD'S has announced from tomorrow its restaurants will become takeaway and drive thru only due to Covid-19.

The fast food chain, that has Worcester stores in Hylton Road, Blackpole and Foregate Street, says it has made the move to ensure the wellbeing of employees and customers.

In a statement it said: "From 5am on Wednesday, March 18, all restaurants will close seating areas and temporarily move to being takeaway, drive thru and McDelivery only.

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"With immediate effect all of our drive thrus and all McDelivery via Uber Eats and Just Eat will be contact-free with no physical contact between customers, employees and couriers whenever possible.

"In these unprecedented times our restaurants will continue to remain open for as long as it is safe to do so."