Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer
Coronavirus-Guidance-For-The-Christmas-Period

Coronavirus(COVID-19) Guidance For The Christmas Period, Christmas the world over is the time of year when Christians celebrate the birth of Christ. It is also the time of year when people from all walks of life generally celebrate the coming to an end of another year. However, Christmas this year is going to be different not least because of the ongoing battle against the Coronavirus but also we cannot have our traditional end of year office parties and there would be some restrictions. At Prime Health Pharmacy, we would want to encourage all of you to follow the government guidance as written;

From 23 December to 27 December, you may choose to form a Christmas bubble.

A Christmas bubble will be able to spend time together in private homes, including second homes and caravans, to attend places of worship, or meet in a public outdoor place.

If you do form a Christmas bubble , you should not meet socially with friends and family you do not live with in your home or garden unless they are part of your Christmas bubble.

In all other settings, people should follow local restrictions in the tier in which they are meeting.

If you do not form a Christmas bubble, you should continue to follow the guidance for the tier you are in.

From 28 December

From 28 December, you must follow the guidance for the tier in your area. Christmas bubbles will no longer apply.

Visiting bars, pubs and restaurants

From 2 December, the rules on who you can meet with in bars, pubs and restaurants will depend on your tier. The rules might be different for indoor and outdoor hospitality settings. Check the rules for your tier.

Between 23 and 27 December, the rules on who you can meet in bars, pubs and restaurants will not change.

Although there are exemptions for work purposes, you must not have a work Christmas lunch or party, where that is a primarily social activity and is not otherwise permitted by the rules in your tier.

Visiting churches and other places of worship

From 2 December, you can attend places of worship in all tiers. The rules on who you can meet with whilst at places of worship will depend on your tier. Check the rules for your tier.

Between 23 and 27 December, you may also attend a place of worship with members of your Christmas bubble. This applies in all tiers.

There is further information in the guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic.

Visiting shops and Christmas markets

From 2 December, the rules on who you can meet with in shops will depend on your tier. The rules might be different for indoor shops and open air shops, such as Christmas markets or Christmas tree markets. Check the rules for your tier.

Santa’s grottos are able to open in all tiers where they are located in venues otherwise permitted to open. Venues should put in place appropriate COVID-secure measures, including social distancing.

Between 23 and 27 December, the rules on who you can meet in shops will not change. This includes Boxing Day sales.

There is further information in the guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments.

We would encourage you to continue to follow the guidance so that together, we can fight this pandemic.

This information is culled from the government website;
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-for-the-christmas-period