Changes to ‘Christmas Bubble’ rules

Tier 1, 2 and 3 Christmas bubble rules

Changes to the relaxations of covid rules were announced at the weekend – reducing the time you can meet with other households to just one day on December 25.  Parts of south-east England and London were put into a new tier 4 and there is no relaxation of the rules for people living in those areas.

For other areas, a summary of the new rules is below (Leeds and West Yorkshire are in Tier 3)

Three households can still meet up to celebrate Christmas on December 25.

It means that the current Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions, which prevent people from meeting indoors with those from outside their household, will be scrapped for 24 hours on Christmas Day.

All Christmas bubbles must be exclusive. It means that if three separate households meet up on Christmas Day, none of the groups can then see anyone else from other households.

The full rules can be found here: