Government announced that up to three households will be able to meet up during a five-day Christmas period of 23 to 27 December, leaders of the four UK nations have agreed.
People can mix in homes, places of worship and outdoor spaces, and travel restrictions will also be eased but a formed ‘Christmas bubble’ must be exclusive.
The main points to be aware of are:
· You can travel between tiers and UK nations to and from your Christmas bubble between 23rd and 27th December.
· Once at your destination you should follow rules in that tier.
· Three households can form a Christmas bubble together.
· You can only be in one Christmas bubble.
· You cannot change your Christmas bubble.
· You can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces.
· You can continue to meet people who are not in your Christmas bubble outside your home according to the rules in the tier where you are staying.
· If someone is in your Christmas bubble, you can visit each other’s homes and stay overnight.
· Guidance: Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family
· Joint statement on UK-wide Christmas arrangements from the UK Government and Devolved Administrations: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/joint-statement-on-uk-wide-christmas-arrangements-from-the-uk-government-and-devolved-administrations
· Student movement and plans for the end of term: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-education-reopening-buildings-and-campuses/student-movement-and-plans-for-the-end-of-autumn-2020-term
Local restriction tiers: what you need to know: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know