In this two-minute read, we look at what the Christmas announcements mean to households in Oxfordshire.
This year has been filled with anguish and anxiety for many of us.
But the news that came out last week around successful vaccines and the announcement of the temporary relaxation around social distancing rules over Christmas has cheered up many of us.
And in true Christmas miracle fashion, it’s got the four national governments of the UK to take a united approach.
For five days, people have the option to celebrate the festive period with selected families and friends.
Here is some of the Government’s guidance for England around the rules for 23 to December 27 as reported by the BBC.
Look out for the announcements about the different tier levels which will come into effect when this lockdown ends on December 2.
According to the BBC, the decision will be based on several factors, including case numbers, the reproduction rate – or R number – and the amount of pressure on local NHS services.
For some families, it will be a difficult choice around who to share Christmas with.
There’s always the option to stay within your established bubble (AKA your immediate family). This way, you won’t fall out with the in-laws, and you’ll be keeping seriously safe.
So, what will you be doing?
Will you be planning a three-family bubble with all the traditional works?
Or are you going for a lower-key approach, with a smaller turkey and Michael Bublé’s Christmas songs providing the backdrop?
Whatever you plan, we hope you have a safe, memorable, and happy time.
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PS: Here is the link to the Government’s Advice. (England Only)
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