McDonald’s Australia will close and deep clean 12 restaurants in Victoria after a truck driver for an external service provider tested positive for COVID-19.
A spokesman for McDonald’s Australia explained the decision was made “out of an abundance of caution”.
“The truck driver made deliveries to 12 restaurants and interacted with a small number of restaurant employees on each occasion while asymptomatic and unaware they had contracted COVID-19.”
They confirmed potential close contacts and employees who worked shifts during and after the truck drivers’ delivery have been told not to return to work for 14 days and advised to be tested.
“The Department of Health has identified the truck driver as a workplace close contact of the previously announced Craigieburn COVID-19 case.”
“McDonald’s Australia has taken this significant action in the best interests of the health and safety of our employees and our customers.”
“We will open each of the restaurants following completion of the deep clean and pending the availability of replacement crew.”
The spokesman also confirmed no other employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time.
FULL LIST OF RESTAURANTS TO CLOSE:
Calder Highway Northbound/Outbound
Calder Highway Southbound/Inbound
BP Rockbank Service Centre Outbound