COVID-19 UK: Lockdown set to be eased over Christmas
The Prime Minister is set to announce plans to suspend COVID-19 restrictions during the Christmas period to allow families to get together.
Boris Johnson is aiming for a UK-wide relaxation of the rules, reportedly from 22 to 28 December, so that several families can join in one "bubble".
A tougher three-tiered system of local restrictions will also come into force in England when the lockdown ends on 2 December.
Mr Johnson will unveil his COVID Winter Plan to MPs on Monday.
The UK had one of the longest lockdowns in Europe during the first wave of COVID-19.
This was attributed to how long it took for the government to act on rising hospital admissions.
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has urged residents in the Liverpool city region, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough not to socially mix with those from other households - except in outdoor spaces like parks and outdoor hospitality settings.
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