McDonald's has been given the go-ahead to reopen all drive-thru restaurants.

Fast food giant McDonald's is planning to reopen 30 of its drive-thrus as early as next week in the next phase of its plan to get serving again.

The burger chain has already said it will reopen 15 of its restaurants for delivery again on Wednesday.

"Next week we will begin the next phase of reopening a further 30 pilot restaurants in the UK and Ireland, offering service through the drive-thru lane from Wednesday 20 May," the chain said in a statement on Twitter.

"We plan to reopen all our drive-thrus by early June."

The restaurant closed its doors for the last time on March 23 and taking to social media said the decision had not been 'taken lightly'.