A FISH and chip restaurant, which will be allowed to reopen under local lockdown rules, has urged visitors from Tier 3 to stay away.

The Magpie Cafe in Whitby, North Yorkshire, will be allowed to reopen its restaurant from December 2 as the county is placed under Tier 2 restrictions.

The less stringent rules for North Yorkshire will allow restaurants, cafes and pubs serving substantial meals to reopen their doors.

While in the North-East, such venues will have to remain closed, except for takeaway and click-and-collect.

In a statement ahead of its reopening, bosses at The Magpie Cafe asked visitors under Tier 3 restrictions to "respect" the rules as they were warned not to visit.

They also urged customers visiting their restaurant from Tier 2 to only attend as part of one household.

They said: "We are pleased to announce the restaurant will reopen on Wednesday, December 2.

"Whitby is in Tier 2 so in line with Government regulations we can only accept parties made up from one household.

"If you live in a Tier 3 area please respect the health of our staff and other customers and don't travel out your area."

The restaurant went on to say that it had launched an online booking system for customers, but that customers would still be permitted to queue. 

The statement added: "We can't wait to welcome you again when it is safe to do so."

The Government guidance advises residents placed under Tier 3 to "avoid" travelling to other parts of the UK unless for education, youth services, to receive medical treatment or for caring purposes.