The HUGE change to McDonald’s which will change your Big Mac run during the coronavirus pandemic
- Global fast food giant is expected to make announcement for all staff in NSW
- Each staff member will have to wear three-ply surgical masks during shifts
- Announcement follows Kmart, Bunnings and Woolworths giving similar advice
Burger chain giant McDonald’s is expected to announce on Wednesday it is making face masks compulsory for all of its staff across New South Wales.
Each staff member will have to wear a three-ply surgical mask during their shifts, 2GB reported.
The announcement comes after Kmart urged customers to wear face masks while visiting stores in NSW to stem the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Pictured: A McDonald’s sign outside a Maryborough restaurant in regional Victoria. The chain is expected to announce on Wednesday it is making face masks compulsory for all of its staff
Bunnings and Woolworths implemented similar health advice for the safety of all customers and staff.
Woolworths Group, which owns Dan Murphy’s and BWS alcohol stores as well as the grocery chain, is providing all staff with face masks to wear while serving customers.
Bunnings Chief Operating Officer Deb Poole had a similar message, but added the company would ‘greatly appreciate customers getting on board to help protect everyone’.
A masked pedestrian is pictured outside a McDonald’s branch in Melbourne’s CBD. Each staff member is expected to be told they have to wear a three-ply surgical mask
Patrons wearing face masks are seen using hand sanitiser and registering their check-in details at The Bavarian restaurant at the Manly Wharf on Sydney’s northern beaches
On Sunday, NSW Premier Ms Berejiklian said authorities would not make mask usage mandatory in her state, but revised current recommendations to address four specific circumstances.
Masks should be worn by public-facing employees including hospitality or grocery workers, worshippers and residents of suburbs near COVID-19 clusters, as well as in situations where social distancing is impossible.
‘We have been talking about masks for several weeks but obviously the persistent situation in Victoria gives us cause for alarm in terms of the potential for further seeding in NSW, and it is about risk mitigation strategy,’ Ms Berejiklian said.
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