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A relaxation of coronavirus rules over Christmas will still go ahead despite calls for them to be toughened, the four UK nations have agreed.

However, sterner warnings will be issued about the dangers of mixing.

BBC correspondent Nick Eardley said it is understood some parts of the UK may toughen advice on household mixing.

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove held talks with leaders of the devolved administrations on Wednesday morning, with a statement expected soon to confirm the details.

Earlier, cabinet minister Robert Jenrick urged the public to “use their own judgement” on who to see over the five days of relaxed rules, from 23 to 27 December.

What are the Christmas rules?

  • Between 23 and 27 December, you can form a “Christmas bubble” comprised of people from three households
  • You can travel between tiers and between UK nations to meet your bubble
  • You can only meet in homes, places of worship or public outdoor spaces – not pubs or restaurants
  • You can meet people outside your bubble according to your local rules

Mr Jenrick said the government “can’t legislate for every eventuality” so the law which sets out the Christmas relaxations “remains unchanged”.

However, Mr Jenrick told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that further guidance would be published to show infection rates are rising in many parts of the country, and to reflect that Covid cases surged in parts of the US following the Thanksgiving holiday.

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A relaxation of coronavirus rules over Christmas will still go ahead despite calls for them to be toughened, the four UK nations have agreed.A relaxation of coronavirus rules over Christmas will still go ahead despite calls for them to be toughened, the four UK nations have agreed.