You are here: Home - Household Bills - News -

England’s eased Christmas rules remain but PM stresses ‘personal responsibility’

0
Written by:
16/12/2020
The Prime Minister said it would be “inhumane to ban Christmas” as he confirmed the special relaxation of restrictions over Christmas will go ahead as planned.

Speaking at a Downing Street briefing, Boris Johnson said that while it is not right to criminalise those who have already made plans to spend time with loved ones over Christmas, the government is asking everyone to think about the days ahead to do more to protect individuals.

Johnson said: “We’re leaving the laws the same but the message is that a smaller Christmas is a safer Christmas and a shorter Christmas is a safer Christmas.

“The three households mixing over the five days…these are maximums, not targets to aim for.

“And we’re asking you in the five days before to reduce contact with others.

“Coronavirus spreads through human contact, so don’t travel from high to low prevalence areas and avoid staying overnight.

“The vaccine is on the way and our aim is to inoculate every vulnerable and elderly person by early next year.

“Whatever your plans for Christmas, please think carefully about avoiding boxing day sales and there are no big groups for New Years as rules in your local area will apply.”

The confirmation comes just hours after Wales’ first minister, Mark Drakeford confirmed a maximum of two households will be able to mix over the Christmas period before the country is plunged into its third lockdown as it enters the highest level of restrictions from 28 December.

In the first week since the roll-out of the vaccine, 138,000 people have received the jab.

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

The savings accounts paying the most interest

If one of your jobs this month is to get your finances in order, moving your savings to a higher paying deal i...

Everything you need to know about being furloughed

Few people had heard of ‘furlough’ before March 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic thrust the idea of bein...

Coronavirus and your finances: what help can you get in the second lockdown?

News and updates on everything to do with coronavirus and your personal finances.

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

We’re guessing the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be fretting about maternity pay or whether she’ll still be...

Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co...

Money Tips of the Week

Read previous post:
Brits turn to contactless payments during pandemic

The proportion of debit card transactions paid with contactless reached a record high in September, according to UK Finance.

Close