By Matthew Roscoe • 16 December 2020 • 17:19
BREAKING NEWS: Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK Christmas laws will remain the same, HOWEVER, the public is being encouraged to exercise caution.
The PM warns that the “worrying rises in cases in some parts of the country”, which has seen London, Kent and Essex move to tier 3 COVID restrictions, means that now is a “moment for us to exercise extreme caution”.
In the conference held on Wednesday, December 16, after crisis talks regarding the spread of contagion and fears that Christmas plans were too relaxed, the PM chose to keep the plans the same but warned that rules allowing three households to meet over the festive period are a “maximum, not a target”.
Johnson admitted the current situation the country finds itself in is “more challenging than when we first set the rules” and Professor Chris Whitty said: “we all accept there’s a risk at Christmas, but if we do this we can reduce that risk.”
Whitty gave the country four things to think about over Christmas:
Boris Johnson also advised the public to:
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