Coronavirus: McDonald's and Waterstones close all branches - where they are near you

Both McDonalds and Waterstones are closing their doors because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 7:15 am
Updated Monday, 23rd March 2020, 7:18 am

McDonald's will close all 1,270 of its restaurants in the UK by the end of Monday, as fears over the spread of coronavirus escalate.

Previously, the fast food giant had closed its seating areas but had continued to offer takeaway and drive-through services.

McDonald's said it wanted to protect the wellbeing of staff and customers.

On Friday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said restaurants and cafes must close, but exempted take-away food places.

McDonald's employs around 135,000 people in the UK, the majority of which are on zero-hours contracts.

It has a branch in Huntriss Row in Scarborough and a Drive Thru outlet in Eastfield.

The McDonalds in Bridlington in on Bessingby Industrial Estate.

Waterstones - which has a branch in Westborough, Scarborough, will also shut by the close of trade on Monday March 23 until further notice.

Its statement read: To mitigate possible spread of the Coronavirus, and to protect the wellbeing of our customers and staff, sadly all branches of Waterstones will be temporarily closing their doors by the close of trade Monday 23 March until further notice.

"We would like to thank our customers for their messages of support during this most challenging of times, and we very much look forward to the moment we can open our doors once again. In the meantime, remains open to serve your reading needs"