VISITORS to the Yorkshire Dales between now and Christmas are being reminded to check on coronavirus restrictions now the area has been placed into Tier 2.

The national park has reopened its visitor centres at weekends in line with normal winter opening hours, including at Grassington and Malham, and has updated its guidance.

David Butterworth, chief executive of the national park authority, said: “We would encourage anyone planning a visit to check how the Tier 2 local restrictions affect them, especially for anyone living in Tier 3, where travel outside their area should be avoided.

“Our website has been updated to reflect the new guidelines, and there’s lots of additional information for new and seasoned visitors on staying safe in the national park during the winter months.

“Finally, the safety of visitors and communities throughout the national park remains our number one priority, so we would ask everyone to stick to the social distancing rules and to wear a face covering in local shops”.

The latest guidance can be viewed on the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority website.