Christmas Delay festive plan ning, experts urge
The Guardian|November 23, 2021
As Christmas approached in 2020, it was not a Dickensian spirit but the specter of Covid that haunted households up and down the UK.
Nicola Davis

As Christmas approached in 2020, it was not a Dickensian spirit but the specter of Covid that haunted households up and down the UK. With cases soaring, government-approved plans to allow three households to mix for five days in England were scrapped and scientists instead urged families to connect over Zoom or host drinks on the pavement.

Twelve months on, there has been little word from the UK government about how to safely celebrate Christmas 2021. But scientists say caution remains crucial.

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