All four UK governments have reportedly agreed to add extra bubbles during the festive season – but details have yet to be agreed.
Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said today (Nov. 22) that “a limited number of additional households will be bubbling over a small number of days.” ” The mirror.
Several households (at least three) were expected to temporarily create a bubble between the all-important Christmas period of December 22-28.
The official confirmation of the goal of bringing families together came in a statement by Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, following talks with leaders in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Mr Gove said: “Ministers endorsed a shared goal of enabling a limited number of additional household bubbles for a small number of days,” he said, adding that talks were also underway with the Irish government to help people in the North. -Show Ireland family who live there. “
Last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock spoke of a plan between all four countries to save Christmas for families living apart.
He said it would be a ‘boost’ for the UK if all four countries could reach an agreement that would allow families to meet during the festive season.
During the coronavirus briefing on Friday, Mr. Hancock said, “At Christmas, I know how important it is for us to have a system, a set of rules that both protect people and allow people to see their loved ones.”
Welsh Prime Minister Mark Drakeford also said he was “generally hopeful” that an agreement could be reached between the four UK countries on Christmas plans.
Today’s cabinet statement read: “Ministers reiterated the importance of allowing families and friends to meet in a careful and limited manner, while recognizing that this will not be a normal festive period and that the risks of transfer remain very real” .