TAKEAWAYS from your favourite restaurants will still be open for orders during the coronavirus crisis – as long as those businesses keep trading.
While the government lockdown included restaurants, the rules did not extend to takeaway services meaning a number of outlets are still offering delivery or pick-up options.
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You will need to check with your local restaurant to see if it is still open.
Because many – including big brands such as McDonald’s, KFC, Nando’s and Pizza Express – have closed their operations entirely.
For the restaurants that are still open for business, Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats are still running.
Just Eat is still listing plenty of restaurants.
A spokesperson for the company said: "We work with 37,500 restaurant partners in the UK and they can determine if and when their business opens.
"Customers wishing to order a meal for delivery can see the options available in their area by visiting our app."
It did not respond when asked whether it had seen a fall in the number of businesses using its platform in recent days.
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Meahwile, Deliveroo said it had signed up almost 3,000 new restaurants in the last month, but would also not say how many had dropped out in recent days due to more widespread closures.
Will Shu, chief executive and founder of Deliveroo, said: “We are working with restaurants to optimise their operations for delivery, and we are doing everything we can to make sure people still have access to the food they want and need.”
A number of restaurants on Uber Eats are now listed as unavailable, but many smaller local businesses seem to be still operating.
Takeaway companies are keen to keep delivery drivers safe, and so are asking customers to ensure a contactless handover.
This could mean handing over cash in an envelope, or if you are self-isolating, making sure the delivery driver just leaves your food outside your home and paying by card over the phone or online beforehand.
McDonald’s fans have been selling Big Macs and chicken nuggets on eBay after the chain closed all its stores yesterday.
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And here are the 12 takeaways Brits like the most.
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