The Coronavirus pandemic has changed so much of our world – including how we get our meals. Restaurants for dine-in are closed so our only options are take-away and drive-thru. However, the burning question is: Is it still safe to get drive-thru takeaways?
These days, it’s really hard to know what is safe and what isn’t and it’s no wonder with things changing on a daily basis that we’re left bewildered and wondering whether it is still safe to get drive-thru and takeaways.
For now, McDonalds and KFC are still open for takeaways, delivery and drive-thru and the great news is that YES, health experts have said that it is safe to get drive-thru.
There has been no evidence that Coronavirus is food-bourne but there are still precautions that we should keep in mind when getting drive-thru takeaways.
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Glove it Up
It’s a good idea to pull on a pair of gloves to grab your order from the drive-thru window, then place it on the floor of your car.
Make sure you don’t touch your face with your glove and remove the gloves and dispose of the gloves as soon as possible.
If you don’t have gloves, hand sanitiser will work just fine and wash your hands as soon as you get home.
McDonalds has said that all staff members wear gloves while preparing and packing food and are frequently washing hands with anti-bacterial wash.
There is no need to get too close to the drive-thru attendant when you pick up your order.
McDonald’s Australia has introduced a new contactless order, pick-up and delivery for all customers. You can easily put your order in via the mymaccas app, then pick up in-store or via the drive-thru. Your order will be placed in a bag, which you can then collect from the store counter or the drive-thru attendant.
With delivery, all McDonalds orders are placed in a bag, taped up and then the delivery driver will leave the food on your doorstep and stay a safe distance from your door until you pick it up.
Use A Card
Ditch the cash and use a debit or credit card instead. Take care to hover just over the card reader, rather than touch it, if at all possible.
Get rid of packaging
It’s best to remove your food from its packaging, wash your hands and place your food on a plate. Then throw away all the wrappers and packets. Remember to wash your hands before eating.
So for now, we can enjoy our favourite Big Mac or Zinger knowing that it’s still safe to get drive-thru takeaways.
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