UPDATED: New guidance on getting together this Christmas

Updated on 23 December 2021. The Government has not put in restrictions on gatherings over Christmas but asks you to scale back celebrations amid rising cases of the Omicron variant.
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Current government restrictions

This guidance is for England only, if you are travelling to Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland over the holidays, check before as different rules may apply. 

The government has not implement restrictions on Christmas gatherings. However the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant risks overwhelming hospitals and emergency services. You are therefore being advised to scale back your interactions with others before and during the festive period. 

To prevent the spread of the virus

"The public should prioritise social interactions that really matter to them, that is going to come increasingly important as we approach Christmas".
— Chief Medical Officer of England, Professor Chris Whitty

The government regularly updates and review this advice and has not yet ruled out further restrictions before Christmas.

Click here for the most up to date information from the government.

Let’s Stay Safe This Festive Season

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