McDonald’s customers claim ‘endangered lives’ while working at Scottish drive-thru


Fast food fans said McDonald’s staff “endangered lives” by not adhering to social distance guidelines.About 50 drive-thrus reopened last week, with bosses saying new rules – including perspex screens, face coverings and gloves – would be introduced.

Thousands of people flocked to get their dose of fast food after 11 weeks.

The staff, who did not carry PEP, stood side by side next to the cars at the Stevenston branch in Ayrshire.

But our exclusive photos show McDonald’s staff working without PPE and not respecting the rules of social distancing.

Two staff members were photographed without PPE at the Stevenston branch, Ayrshire.

The couple stood side by side, before going to the windows of the customers’ car to take orders, a few inches from their faces.

One customer said: “It’s ridiculous. It is absolutely amazing that they have not only worked without PPE to protect themselves, but are also endangering themselves and all the other customers that goes through the drive-thru.

“Everyone knows that you can wear Covid-19 and not show symptoms.

“But when I came by, the guy who was serving me came up to my window-he was 6in away from me at most.

“If he came into contact with someone who had it, then there is a very good chance that I could have caught

When he left my vehicle, he started to with his colleague, who also had no PPE on.

“What makes it even more ridiculous is that the woman who was passing my food through the window was protected by a screen and had a mask.

“So the staff who are 2m apart have PPE, but those who are face to face with us don’t.”

The workers stood a few inches away from the customers.

Another Ayrshire burger fan added: “Honestly, I couldn’t believe what I saw. Not only did they not have PPE, but they didn’t even seem worried about whether they could transmit the virus or catch it from someone else.

“I got in touch with four staff members, three of them without PPE and one with.”

McDonald’s said: “We have only been open for three days and our teams and delivery partners continue to get used to our new safety procedures. We have been in contact with the restaurant to help them adapt to social distancing and our new security procedures.


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