The Prime Minister urged people to be "cautious" about their activities during the festive period, but said the Government does not want to make your choices for you about your social life”.
He made the comments during a visit to the Saga vaccination centre in Ramsgate, Kent, as England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty faced questions from the Commons Health and Social Care Committee.
It came as the booster programme continued to pick up pace, with data from the UK's four health agencies showing a record 745,183 booster and third doses of Covid-19 vaccine were reported across the country on Wednesday, surpassing Tuesday's tally.
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