A WORRIED customer has spoken of her fears over a lack of social distancing at a KFC restaurant in Swindon.

But bosses of the fried chicken franchise insist it is safe to eat at any of its branches, with strict Covid rules over numbers and handwashing in place.

Antonette Orchard visited KFC at Green on August 31 to take advantage of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme on its last day.

But she says the number of people in the restaurant – and how closely they were sat in proximity to one another– left her feeling unsafe.

She told the Adver: “The tables were all in one corner of the restaurant and there wasn’t any screens or anything between them.

“And the queue for the till was right behind us, we could have reached out and touched them.

"I didn’t feel safe at all being in there.

“I even asked the staff member about the track and trace and they weren’t collecting any (names).

“It’s definitely put me off going to that restaurant but I’ve been to other places like McDonald’s and a few pubs and they’ve all been perfectly safe."

A KFC spokesperson responded: “Our top priority over the last few months has been making sure our restaurants can operate responsibly, with all the right measures to keep our team members and guests safe.

“Our Greenbridge Retail Park team have all the steps they should be taking in place, including social distancing, limiting numbers in restaurant and regular sanitising.

“We also rely on our guests to make sure they’re following the rules in restaurant so we can all get our fried chicken fix safely.”