In a video message Tuesday evening from Downing, Johnson said the family could meet with two other families to create such a bubble to spend the holidays together.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the limited time limit for a single Covid-19 closure agreement agreed upon by all parts of the United Kingdom for families to come together to make Christmas foam between December 23 and 27.
In a video message Tuesday evening from Downing Street, where he continued to isolate himself after contacting a Covid-positive politician, Johnson said the family could meet with two other families to create such a bubble to spend money on holidays together.
“All four UK nations (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) have agreed that from December 23 to December 27, you will be able to build a Christmas foam with two other cities,” Johnson said.
It would mean that up to three families would be able to reunite from any part of the UK in a short four-day period and attend church and community services.
“We can’t afford the air. The virus does not know it is Christmas and we should all be careful, “he said, urging people to” think hard “about the plans for the festival.
And it is up to each of us to think carefully about how we use this special time. The virus is not over and families will have to make their own decisions about the dangers of making shells or visiting old relatives and homeless people, ”he said.
Commenting on some good news from at least three Covid-19 drugs a few weeks ago, Johnson expressed hope for a better time early next year at the end of a difficult 2020.
But if we follow the rules, remember to wash our hands, cover our faces and keep our distance from anyone we do not live with, after this difficult winter, we can expect a brighter spring, ”he said.
A joint statement issued by the four UK governments said they were working together to find a way for family and friends to see each other, recognizing that it should be “moderate and vigilant”. They also urge people to “think carefully” about their Christmas plans and consider meeting outside or meeting together, instead of meeting in the house.
England are still under severe closure of their stay at home, which should expire next Wednesday when they enter a tough three-tier system. The various regions will find out on Thursday what category they fall into, a decision based on a number of factors including case numbers, infection production rate – or number R – and pressure on the National Health Service (NHS) local capacity.
Some scientists have warned that the relaxation of Covid’s restrictions on Christmas could trigger another wave of infection and further death.
On Tuesday, the UK government recorded another 608 deaths, bringing the country’s death toll to 55,838.