The Prime Minister has announced changes to the rules on forming Christmas bubbles. This is in response to rising case numbers and the discovery of a new variation of the Covid-19 virus which is more easily spread.
You are now only allowed to form a Christmas bubble, with up to two other households, on Christmas Day.
This should be considered a maximum and not a target to aim for.
At all other times you must follow the rules for Tier 2.
Dr Kathryn Cobain, Worcestershire’s Director of Public Health, has issued a Christmas message explaining more about the mutation of the virus and top tips to help you and others stay safe.
One in three cases of coronavirus are transmitted by people who do not have symptoms. That’s why you are urged to act as if you do have the infection and to make sure you follow the rules and do the basics – wash your hands regularly, wear face coverings and keep a safe distance from others.
We know how hard this is for everyone. We thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the infection rate down in our district and protecting others.