The government has announced it will ease coronavirus restrictions over Christmas - allowing three households to meet for a limited time.

The arrangement, which has been agreed by the UK government and leaders in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, will apply from December 23 to 27.

Everyone in the bubble can stay in any of those three people’s houses, and go to outdoor public spaces like parks and places of worship together.

Each bubble will be “fixed” and exclusive - meaning you can’t be in more than one Christmas bubble.

You do not need to maintain social distancing with people in your Christmas bubble - however people will be advised to exercise restraint and judgment if they plan to mix with vulnerable friends or family.

Bubbles will not be able to meet together in hospitality settings and there will be no change to how hospitality operates in the various tiers over the period.

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A joint statement issued by the four UK governments said: “As 2020 draws to a close, we recognise it has been an incredibly difficult year for us all.

“We have all had to make significant sacrifices in our everyday lives, and many religious and community groups have already had to change or forgo their customary celebrations to slow the spread of coronavirus and save lives.

“This cannot be a ‘normal’ Christmas. But as we approach the festive period, we have been working closely together to find a way for family and friends to see each other, even if it is for a short time, and recognising that it must be both limited and cautious.”