Boris Johnson set to announce families can meet this Christmas in 'festive bubbles'
23 November 2020, 07:18 | Updated: 23 November 2020, 08:44
The Prime Minister will set out the COVID Christmas rules this evening in a highly anticipated press conference.
Families are set to be told today they can meet up for Christmas, as long as they are in 'festive bubbles', The Sun reports.
The Prime Minister will address the nation later on today to explain the COVID Christmas rules and regulations, and what will happen after lockdown ends on December 2.
According to publication, Boris Johnson summoned his Cabinet on Sunday night to finalise new measures for England following lockdown.
It was also confirmed over the weekend that England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales had come together for a joint plan for the Christmas period.
It has been reported that a limited number of households will be able to meet for Christmas, but that number is yet to be confirmed.
These mixed households will form a 'festive bubble', which will allow them to enjoy a number of days over Christmas together.
The Sun also report that when lockdown ends, all high street shops will be allowed to reopen, no matter what tier they are in.
Following lockdown, which ends December 2, England are believed to be returning to the three tier system that was in place before.
Officials are said to be announcing which tier each area is in on Thursday, November 26.