Boris Johnson has urged people to follow stricter coronavirus guidance over Christmas but rejected calls to change the law ahead of rules being eased – and the four nations in the UK has come to an end this afternoon.
In his latest coronavirus briefing, the Prime Minister confirmed that plans to allow up to three households to mix between December 23rd and 27th in England will go ahead as he does not want to “ban Christmas”.
But the Welsh Labour government led by First Minister Mark Drakeford has now announced that it will be changing the legal regulations to specifically limit Christmas bubbles to two households rather than three.
Boris Johnson told the public: “We’re collectively, across the UK, governments at every level, asking you to think hard and in detail about the days ahead and whether you can do more to protect yourself and others.”
“We’re keeping the laws the same but we all want to send the same message,” he added inaccurately, as Wales will be changing the law. “A smaller Christmas is going to be a safer Christmas and a shorter Christmas is a safer Christmas.