Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to address the nation on Wednesday from Downing Street to announce “in principle” the easing for Christmas restrictions.
Johnson will be joined by the chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, this follows after the Prime Minister told MPs on Wednesday that all four nations have agreed to allow Christmas to go ahead between 23 and 27 of December.
Johnson told MPs in the Commons today, “We don’t want to criminalise people’s long-made plans.
“But we do think it’s absolutely vital that people should – at this very, very tricky time – exercise a high degree of personal responsibility, especially when they come into contact with elderly people, and avoid contact with elderly people wherever possible.”
He added, “We should exercise extreme caution in the way we celebrate Christmas. We can celebrate it sensibly but we have to be extremely cautious in the way we behave.”