A POPULAR fast-food restaurant in Dorset has reopened to the public.

McDonald's in Bridport Road, Dorchester, has reopened to customers after temporarily shutting during the Covid pandemic.

It comes after McDonald's reviewed safety measures to ensure they reflect the changing situation.

Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s CEO UK and Ireland, said: "Some of our restaurants have reopened for in-store takeaway – as is the case with Dorchester.

"A month ago we made the voluntary decision to temporarily close walk-in takeaway while we reviewed our safety measures to ensure they reflect the evolving nature of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Working closely with third party safety expert NSF International, we identified a small number of changes to further enhance our procedures, and we're currently in the process of rolling these out to restaurants.

"This week, a small number of our restaurants will trial reopening walk-in takeaway with these enhancements in place.

"Due to government restrictions, we're unable to reopen takeaway in Scotland at this time.

"New safety measures being introduced include visors as well as face coverings for customer facing employees, revised guidance and processes for our couriers to support their safe working and enhanced processes for managing customer and courier flow in restaurants."