The Housing and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick is urging people to use their “own personal judgement” when visiting family over Christmas.
Speaking to Sky News Jenrick said that people nust “use their own personal judgement and think carefully.”
Jenrick said, “We all need to use our own personal judgement.
“I would urge people to use their personal judgement, to think carefully whether this is the right thing for their family and come to their own judgement.”
He also suggested that people could put off gatherings with their loved ones until the spring.
He said, “Easter can be the new Christmas.
“We are not telling people how to come to this decision,” he continues.
“But you can’t legislate for every eventuality, particularly something as sensitive as Christmas.
“Christmas is a unique time of year. There are many people who will be longing to get together, particularly after a long and difficult year.”