Britain Will Loosen Coronavirus Restrictions for Christmas

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UK will ease coronavirus restrictions for Christmas

Brits from up to three households can get together and celebrate Christmas to briefly relax the restrictions of the coronavirus.

Well, I am very pleased that we have reached agreement with the First Minister of Scotland, the First Minister of Wales and also the First Minister and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland to relax the rules over Christmas. For five days, from December 23rd to 27th, people are allowed to have a Christmas bubble. And that means three households can come together so families can enjoy something that is closer to a normal Christmas holiday. Now we all know that Christmas this year will not be like it was in years past. However, all governments agreed that we should reconcile the need to protect public health by allowing people to be with their loved ones. Well, all the governments in the UK have pooled their resources to make sure we can take an appropriate approach. There were several ideas at the beginning of this process. But we reached consensus very quickly. And I’m very grateful to Nicola Sturgeon, Mark Drakeford, Arlene Foster, and Michelle O’Neill for the collaboration. I think this proves that we are better together across the UK when you have something as important as making sure people can travel and be with their families over Christmas. I’m afraid the concerns will happen either way. Unfortunately, if we ask people to just stick to the strict rules we have now, many people will not be prepared for them. So it is not a choice between relaxation or no relaxation. It’s a form of relaxation where there are rules that people can recognize that allow people to enjoy Christmas, but we will do it in a controlled way.

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