McDonalds have laid out plans for business during lockdown three.

In an announcement by CEO McDonald's UK and Ireland, Paul Pomroy said the company would be temporarily changing the ways it operates.

He said: "With the further tightening of restrictions across the country. Throughout this crisis we have always prioritised the safety of our employees and customers. And so, in light of the recent announcements from the government and public health authorities, we have decided to temporarily change the ways in which we will be operating in the UK and Ireland."

From January 6 the fast food chain restaurants will be open for Drive-thru and McDelivery only.

Click & Serve through the My McDonald’s app will also be available at many of the Drive-thru restaurants, enabling you to order in advance and have your order safely brought to your car window in a numbered bay.

Dine-in and walk-in takeaway will not be available at this time.

He added: "Our restaurants are unique, and we want to take some time to review the set up at each restaurant before we offer takeaway during these latest restrictions. Therefore, we have voluntarily decided to introduce this temporary change whilst we work with third party experts to review and verify any additional enhanced safety measures for our walk-in takeaway services. We will continually review this decision and will only re-open for takeaway with third party verification of any additional enhanced safety measures."

Measures implemented back in May will continue to be in place to help keep customers and employees safe. These measures include:

- Protective screens in kitchen and service areas;

- Smaller teams in kitchens to enable social distancing;

- Face coverings and daily temperature checks for all employees;

- Hand and bag sanitising stations and face coverings for McDelivery partner couriers;

- Contact-free ordering and payment available via the My McDonald’s app;

- Enhanced cleaning of all surfaces and touchpoints.

He said: "With 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."