Up to four families will be allowed to form a coronavirus ‘bubble’ for five days over December’s festive period under leaked plans. According to the Sun, the yet to be confirmed plan is for up to four families to be allowed to form one bubble which would be able to meet indoors from Christmas Eve through to December 28, which is a Bank Holiday because Boxing Day falls on a weekend.
The Sun says up to four households will be able to meet up indoors – including at the pub. This effectively scraps the rule of six over the five-day festive period. These relaxed rules will likely come in on Christmas Eve through to the Bank Holiday on December 28.
Ministers from all four UK nations met yesterday and agreed to work towards some limited additional household bubbling for a small number of days. All four UK governments will work together to allow British nationals to travel throughout the UK to meet family.
Tomorrow (Monday 23.11.2020) Boris Johnson will unveil his winter Covid=19 plan for England, and he’s expected to signal a return to an even-stricter three tier system of local restrictions in the run up to Christmas. He will also outline plans to relax rules over the festive period, in a move which will come as a relief to families fearing for the celebration – but is controversial among health experts who warn it could lead to more coronavirus infections. The leaked papers say that England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will have a joint approach to allow this partial lifting of rule for a small number of days.