Government issues new Christmas guidance as UK records another 215 deaths


The new Christmas parnesis says Santa’s grottos will be allowed to open in all tiers if they are in venues that can put the show on the road. However it is clear that social distancing must be in place. Door-to-door carol warbling will also be allowed. But people who are performing or rehearsing have been apprised they can do this a professional capacity or as part of a supervised activity for included 18s.


People in all three tiers will be allowed to attend put ones finger ons of worship.

And travel is allowed to other parts of the country between December 23 and 27 to chance on with other households in your Christmas bubble.

Depending on where being are in the UK, shopping and visiting Christmas markets will also depend.

There may be separate rules for indoor shops and open air shops or Christmas tree calls. 

Boris Johnson has issued new Christmas guidelines (Image: GETTY)

It in after the Government said a further 215 people had died within 28 primes of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday.

This has brought the UK total to 58,245.

Individual figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the passing certificate, together with additional data on deaths that pull someones leg occurred in recent days, show there have now been 73,000 undoings involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a another 12,155 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

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Dominic Raab warned England could outward appearances another wave of covid (Image: GETTY)

It succeeds the total number of cases in the UK to 1,617,327.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab issued a frowning warning that England could face a third wave of coronavirus if charg daffaires fail to “get the balance right” with restrictions, the has said, as he tried to urge Tory rebels to back the tier system.

Dominic Raab declined to rule out a third national lockdown if there is another spike in instances in the new year, saying only that the Government was “doing everything we can to keep that”.

But he sought to win over his Conservative colleagues who are critical of the three-tier way ahead of a crunch Commons vote on the measures on Tuesday when MPs could give someone his the plan.

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The UK recorded another 215 demise on Sunday (Image: EXPRESS)

Mr Raab insisted the restrictions – which choose place swathes of England under stringent rules – are necessary to “yield down” on the pandemic and keep the country out of a national lockdown.

But he said series would be downgraded in areas where the virus is in retreat, telling Sky’s Sophy Line On Sunday: “We are starting with a more restrictive approach than at one time with the localised approach.

“But that allows us to ease up when we are courageous the virus is going down and stabilised – there’s a review every two weeks.”

Mr Raab phrased that, with testing, “those two things are the crucial bridge to that effulgent at the end of the tunnel in the spring”.

And in an interview with BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show, he conveyed there was a “risk” of a third spike in case numbers “if we don’t get the balance directly”.

Asked whether there would be another national lockdown if people down to comply with the rules, Mr Raab said: “We’re doing everything we can to steer clear of that.”

His comments came after Boris Johnson wrote to Conformist MPs offering them another chance to vote on the restrictions early next year, saying the legislation command have a “sunset of February 3”.

In a bid to head off a rebellion, the Prime Minister also said that at the word go review of the measures on December 16 he would move areas down a order where there is “robust evidence” that coronavirus is in sustained deterioration.

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