London : Four UK countries have agreed to ease the COVID-19 restrictions on Christmas so that up to three families can meet at home for five days.
England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have taken different approaches to combat the epidemic so far, but the leaders of the countries that have been carried over have reached an agreement with London on the rules that apply during the festival period on Tuesday.
The three households can form a “Christmas bubble” and, depending on the plan, they can meet at home, chapel, outdoor public places from December 23 to December 27, but not in indoor hospitality or entertainment venues.
“People want to spend the most important holidays of the year with their loved ones and close people,” said Senior Minister Michael Gove on Tuesday.
Travel restrictions are also abolished so people can meet, and you can spend an extra day on both sides for those traveling to and from Northern Ireland.
Britain’s national blockade is expected to end next week, after which, as part of a hierarchical system announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, different regions of the country will face various restrictions.
It is expected that later this week it will be decided which areas fall into other categories.
According to government data released on Tuesday, the UK is one of the highest deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, with 55,838 deaths within 28 days of testing positive.
Scotland’s First Deputy Minister Nicola Sturgeon said, “The virus will never rest, so be careful.” “If possible, stay with your family at home.”