Cabinet Office statement on “Christmas bubbles”

The Cabinet Office issued a statement today, on the arrangements for easing the COVID-19 restrictions over the Christmas period. We understand that the Westminster Government has agreed on a common approach with the devolved administration.

The basics

“Between 23 and 27 December:

    • you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ composed of people from no more than three households
    • you can only be in one Christmas bubble
    • you cannot change your Christmas bubble
    • you can travel between tiers and UK nations for the purposes of meeting 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
    • you cannot meet someone in a private dwelling who is not part of your household or Christmas bubble.

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