The British government may “allow” the people to have up to five days of relaxed coronavirus restrictions over Christmas — at the cost of spending most of January under lockdown.
Britons have been threatened with the prospect of a Christmas lockdown for months. Media rumours circulating in recent days claim that the government may allow freedom for five short days over the festive period for people to gather in family “bubbles”.
The government’s chief medical advisor to the NHS’s Test and Trace, Dr Susan Hopkins, suggested that rules may be relaxed over the Christmas period, saying during a Downing Street COVID-19 response press briefing on Wednesday: “Coming into Christmas we need to be very careful about the number of contacts that we have, to reduce transmission before Christmas and get our cases as low as possible.”
Dr Hopkins added, in comments reported by The Telegraph: “Hopefully the Government will make the decision