Everyone is allowed to form a Christmas bubble. There are four main rules:
- you can only be in one Christmas bubble
- you cannot change your Christmas bubble
- your Christmas bubble should not include people from more than three households
- you should not meet socially with friends and family that you do not live with in your home or garden unless they are part of your Christmas bubble
Between 23 and 27 December:
- you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ composed of people from no more than three households
- you can travel between tiers and UK nations for the purposes of meeting your Christmas bubble
- you can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces
- you can continue to meet people who are not in your Christmas bubble outside your home according to the rules in the tier you are meeting in
- if you form a Christmas bubble, you should not meet socially with friends and family that you do not live with in your home or garden unless they are part of your Christmas bubble
- It is important that you keep your Christmas bubble as small as possible.
- You must not form a Christmas bubble if you are self-isolating.
- You should travel to meet those in your Christmas bubble and return home between the 23 and 27 December.
Remember that your household and the other 1 to 2 households in your Christmas Bubble can only spend time together in each others private homes and gardens or in a place of worship or a public outdoor space and not, for example, at a restaurant.
Any friends and family who are not in your Christmas Bubble cannot spend time with you in your home or garden during this period.
If you choose not to form a Christmas Bubble you should continue to follow the tier 2 rules we are currently under.
For more information on all of this please visit the gov.uk website by clicking on the button below