We now have confirmation that families can meet between the 23rd and 27th of December over Christmas, which is good news to us all. There are a maximum of 3 households that can mix, but they must stay in that Christmas bubble. Families are not allowed to mix in pubs, hotels, retail or restaurants. Hugging is allowed if people feel safe in doing that.
Residents under 65 in care homes can mix with one family unit. This is an improvement in the approach to care home contact, but will be limiting as many residents will be over that age group.
With the new vaccines on the horizon, we can start to believe that life may at some point in 2021 return to a normal that we recognise. Only time will tell.