A large shark is reminding people to put on their face masks before entering the Posh Fish cafe in Headington.

Owner of the takeaway on London Road Tina Malta put a face cover on the shark that sits above the building to put a smile on customers' faces but to also remind them of the new rules.

Intrigued passers by were spotted taking photos of the new addition.

The 55-year-old cafe owner said: "We have all had a miserable time over the last several months, so I am pleased that people have enjoyed our little joke.

"We also want to show that we are taking the restrictions seriously."

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Ms Malta said that most people remember to wear coverings before they enter the cafe but some simply forget.

The owner added: "We have not had any trouble with customers refusing to wear masks.

" Me and the staff just remind them of the new rules and most have one in their pocket, bag or have just left it in their car.

"We do not turn people away, we just remind them for next time."

Posh Fish was forced to close in the first few months of the Covid-19 crisis, however, it later reopened as takeaway only.

While Ms Malta admitted she considered welcoming customers again in the restaurant area, she said that it would be difficult to enforce social distancing rules.

During lockdown Ms Malta took the opportunity to redecorate and refurbish the popular cafe, which was name 'one of UK's bes chippies' in 2018.

While Posh Fish does not offer deliveries, it is opened seven days a week from 12pm until 9.30pm.