You CAN see your family at Christmas (but you probably shouldn't): Ministers say 5-day festive bubbles will NOT be cancelled in England but people should 'think carefully before seeing loved ones' - as Sturgeon prepares to 'go her own way'

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick insisted there will be no change to the legal rules underpinning the five-day festive easing south of the border, saying the government should not 'tell people how to come to a decision'. But he urged families to 'choose to do less' amid anxiety over rising coronavirus cases, admitting that the close contact is likely to fuel infections in the New Year. The intervention comes as more crisis talks with the four nations are due to be held, amid fears that Nicola Sturgeon (left) could spark chaos by choosing to go her own way. No10 is braced for Scotland to take a tougher line, after Ms Sturgeon insisted that she would not hesitate to break ranks - suggesting the length of the relaxation and the three-household limit might need to be reduced. Boris Johnson (centre) has decided that in England there will be 'tough' warnings to think twice before celebrating Christmas with elderly or vulnerable relatives, with an advertising campaign set to be launched. Families will also be advised to 'stay local' amid fears of giant traffic jams and packed 'Covid carriages' on trains.

Publish : 2020-12-16 17:42:00

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