McDonald’s India North and East Announced Vaccination Drive for its Employees

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Guided by the core belief that all in this together, McDonald’s India – North and East, has announced its employee inoculation drive. The initiative is aimed at benefitting more than 5,000 people employed across the corporate office in Delhi, full-time and part-time restaurant employees across 11 states in North and East India including delivery riders. The company will cover the cost of the vaccination* of employee and their spouse and offer paid time off to employees post their vaccination if required. As McDonald’s proactively monitors the impact of the COVID-19 situation, the brand is continuously making changes to its processes and restaurant operations with the safety of the employees, customers, and the communities at large on top priority. Since the onset of COVID-19, McDonald’s has introduced 50-plus process changes in its restaurant operations under its global Safety+ program. These measures include, but not limited to, mandatory daily wellness and temperature checks for everyone (crew, customers, and delivery partners), compulsory facemasks for everyone, enhanced focus on hand hygiene with frequent handwashing and gloves for the crew. Hand sanitizers are available at all restaurants all the time for everyone to use. Sanjeev Agrawal, Chairman and Development Licensee, Connaught Plaza Restaurants, which operates McDonald’s restaurants in North and East India said that the current situation requires a collective effort and nobody will be safe until everyone is safe. They have a responsibility towards their people – the heart and soul of McDonald’s. The safety and wellness of their people guide their decision-making. Vaccination is essential in the fight against the pandemic, and they are actively encouraging McDonald’s employees to take this important step. They remain committed to the greater cause of ensuring the safety of their people and the communities in which they operate. Front counters and Drive-Thrus have been fitted with protective screens. Contactless ordering, payment, and contactless delivery options are available for customers to minimize human contact. All restaurants have visual cues on furniture and floor to help customers and employees maintain adequate physical distance from each other and follow Covid-protocols. Customers will also notice foot-operated taps in the restrooms. Furthermore, the sanitation protocol has been further strengthened by introducing broad-spectrum hospital-grade sanitizers to disinfect all frequently touched points/surfaces in the restaurants. With these and many more safety measures, McDonald’s is ensuring that every part of the McDonald’s experience is safe for its customers and employees.

Report : Anustup Kundu