Lincolnshire health boss says Christmas bubbles are too risky

Lincolnshire health boss says Christmas bubbles are too risky

The relaxation of rules has been a major talking point over the past week and has been a topic of debate between officials on wether to adhere to pressure from health professionals to scrap the relaxation.

The relaxation means three households can form a “bubble” between the 23rd-27th of December.

The tier system will still need to be adhered to, but the rules, as previously reported, have been changed to allow 3 households to mix indoors regardless of where in the UK people live.

Professor Derek Ward, Lincolnshire’s director of public health, says he believes this approach is too risky.

He said:

“From my perspective as a public health person, I would prefer we didn’t have the Christmas bubbles”.

“I understand people want to see each other at Christmas, of course they do”.

He added:

“In terms of protecting my family, I’m not going to see them, and the more people that do that the better, in my opinion”.

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