Governments meeting today to set out Christmas plans

A meeting of the government’s Cobra committee will be held around 4pm with representatives from all four UK countries to discuss plans for Christmas, sources said.

The four countries of the UK are trying to make a unified plan in which the rules for Christmas are the same whether you live in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

That would allow people to easily cross borders and visit their families, if the rules are relaxed for a five-day period during the holiday season.

The governments are reportedly considering relaxing coronavirus restrictions from December 24 to December 28.

The relaxed rules allow people from up to four households to gather indoors for Christmas meals and parties.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said third-rank people in England are discouraged from traveling outside their home territory.

It is believed that more than half of the country could be classified in grade three after December 2.

The levels will be announced on Thursday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has acknowledged the risks of a Christmas break, saying it is “the season to be very careful” but is determined to give families a chance to meet at the end of a grim year.

Scotland’s Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there could be a “light and cautious” relaxation of the rules for a few days, while Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething has proposed tough measures to contain the virus before Christmas. keeping “more room for the holidays” might give.