THE Government will unveil its Christmas coronavirus next week, Number 10 confirmed today.
A Downing Street spokesman said that Christmas gathering rules and “details of the next phase” of restrictions will be unveiled before the end of the month and ahead of December 2 – the date Lockdown 2 was due to end,
It is believed up to four households will be allowed to mix together indoors over a four-day weekend that begins on Christmas Eve and ends on December 28th.
The government is expected to clarify whether “meeting indoors” might be extended to meetings in pubs and restaurants, seeing as the current nationwide lockdown is due to end on December 2nd.
But SAGE experts have warned that the country is currently too fixated on a normal Christmas, adding that a five-day festive weekend would require a 25-day nationwide lockdown in January to bring the inevitable spike in infections back to manageable levels.
One expert, Professor Gabriel Scally, went even further, telling Good Morning Britain: “There is no point in having a very merry Christmas and then burying friends and relations in January and February.”
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