Although the country is going back to a regional tiered system from 2 December, an agreement has been reached across the UK for an easing of restrictions over the Christmas period.
In England from 23 – 27 December you can form an exclusive “Christmas Bubble” composed of people from no more than three households. You will be able to travel between tiers at this time and those in a Christmas Bubble will be able to meet in private homes together.
A “Christmas Bubble” however is exclusive, which means that you cannot be in more than one Christmas Bubble and you cannot change your bubble during this time period. It is also recommended that you take care to limit your contact with others before forming your bubble and after this time period ends.
Read full guidance on Christmas arrangements and how to form a bubble if you are clinically extremely vulnerable.
If you are thinking of forming a Christmas Bubble and meeting indoors, please take steps to keep yourselves as safe as possible by ensuring indoor spaces get as much fresh air as possible, washing your hands regularly and for 20 seconds, and ensuring regular cleaning of surface