Law and religion round-up – 29th November

“Sometimes I wonder whether our politicians are talking about Christmas or a modern version of Saturnalia”

Sr Catherine Wybourne OSB

The joint statement on Christmas/Saturnalia

On Tuesday, the UK Government and the devolved administrations released a Joint statement on UK-wide Christmas arrangements. In brief:

  • “Travel restrictions across the four administrations and between tiers will be lifted to provide a window for households to come together between 23 and 27 December.”
  • “Up to three households can form an exclusive ‘bubble’ to meet at home during this period. When a bubble is formed it is fixed, and must not be changed or extended further at any point.”
  • “Each Christmas bubble can meet at home, at a place of worship or an outdoor public place, but existing, more restrictive rules on hospitality and meeting in other venues will be maintained throughout this period.”

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