The fishing village that is split in two by coronavirus rules

The fishing village that is split in two by coronavirus rules: Residents are left baffled after most locals are free to socialise - while a handful on the other side of a FOOTBRIDGE are banned from mixing indoors Fishing village of Staithes has been split in two by controversial Covid-19 rules On one side of the river esidents must obey the Tier Two regulations But the bulk of the community on the other side of the footbridge are in Tier One

By Chris Brooke for the Daily Mail

Published: 23:37 BST, 18 October 2020 | Updated: 00:04 BST, 19 October 2020

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A picturesque fishing village has been split in two by the controversial Covid-19 rules.

On one side of the river dividing Staithes, residents must obey the Tier Two regulations that ban indoor social mixing between households.

But the bulk of the tiny community living on the other side of the footbridge are in the less strict Tier One – and are free to socialise with neighbours in local pubs and cafes.

All at sea: Residents in Staithes have been left confused

All at sea: Residents in Staithes have been left confused

The village where Captain Cook was a grocer's apprentice in the 18th century is said to have a little over 100 full-time residents – tourists usually far outnumber them.

There are about 40 houses on the bank under the control of Redcar and Cleveland Council in the Teesside area and 100 on the larger Scarborough Council side – where all the cafes and shops are. Colin Harvey, 66, a retired chartered surveyor, and his wife Angela, 63, agreed the divide was 'a bit of a joke'.

Mr Harvey, who lives on the Tier Two side, said: 'A lot of

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