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McDonald's reopens in Jersey

The McDonald's restaurant in Jersey has reopened, with those hungry for a burger patiently waiting outside its doors.

Takeaway food outlets in the island must ensure customers and staff keep 2m (6ft 6in) apart under the current government guidance.

From Friday the safe physical distance will be cut from 2m (6ft 6in) to 1m (3ft 3in).

Queues outside McDonald's St Helier

SW Ambulance says drive-thru queues 'could cost lives'

Rebecca Thorn

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Cars queuing for McDonald's in Bideford, Devon

The South Western Ambulance Service has said emergency vehicles have been blocked by cars queuing for takeaway drive-thrus.

"What costs you a fiver could cost a patient their life," the service said.

Long queues have been seen stretching back from McDonald's in Bideford, Devon on Wednesday, with marshals now in attendance to help direct traffic.

Marshal at the roadside talking to driver

The fast food giant said: "We are aware of some queues, and in line with our opening plans we have been working closely with local authorities and the police to, and may determine that it is necessary to close Drive Thru lanes if required."

McDonald's has begun to reopen some of its restaurants after it was forced to temporarily close on 23 March due to the coronavirus.

Vehicles bumper-to-bumper as McDonald's drive-throughs reopen

Vehicles were queuing bumper-to-bumper to get into a McDonald's drive-through restaurant which is among those to have reopened for the first time since lockdown.

This was the scene at an outlet in Shoreham where long queues of traffic had formed outside the restaurant's entrance.

Queuing traffic
Eddie Mitchell

The fast food giant closed all of its outlets more than 10 weeks ago as lockdown restrictions came into force.

The company said it was now aiming to reopen 1,000 of its drive-through or delivery outlets by Thursday, including in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

McDonald's said Perspex screens, face coverings, gloves and social distancing measures were in place.

Queues at McDonald's
Eddie Mitchell

The full list of restaurants reopening its drive-through outlets in Kent, Sussex and Surrey can be found here

Queues build as McDonald's drive-throughs reopen in the South East

Queues started building on approaches to McDonald's restaurants as the fast food chain reopened its drive-throughs in the South East.

Lines of traffic were seen outside a Burgess Hill restaurant in footage taken shortly after it opened for the first time since lockdown begun.

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And Brighton and Hove Buses reported on Twitter that it had had to divert one of its services because of a backlog of traffic caused by people trying to get into a drive-through.

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The full list of restaurants reopening its drive-through outlets in Kent, Sussex and Surrey can be found here