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2020 Covid Christmas Truce

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Ministers are looking at how to relax coronavirus restrictions so families can celebrate Christmas together, they were working on a plan and wanted Christmas to be "as close to normal as possible".

What's peoples thoughts?

Tough restrictions might be needed before and after the holiday to allow mixing to take place. They have mentioned about relaxing restrictions for 5 days from Christmas Eve and scientific advice indicates that for every day that measures are relaxed, five days of tighter restrictions would be needed.

So potentially January we would have tougher restrictions for the month.

I don't know what to think to be honest as if we do relax the restrictions then it will make the current lockdown seem a bit pointless and the prospect of a January lockdown again is not the greatest. If we don't relax the restrictions then I can imagine a massive uproar and people just doing what they want.

Getsome
7 days ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann19847 days ago

Everyone can stay away from my house. But other houses won’t listen they haven’t since now

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/coronavirus-christmas-health-lockdown-boris-19305989

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k4ren2006
k4ren20067 days ago

I think we should all use common sense. Perhaps a scaled back Christmas. Spend less time together than you would usually would and do it safely x

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
7 days ago

Unfortunately a lot humans lack common sense

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Dennab
Dennab7 days ago

They will have to bring in reduced restrictions because some people will just do whatever suits them if not. At least if there is a bit if leeway and guidance, the idiots will have something to follow. It's not a holiday by the way. That's what the Americans call it. A holiday is when you go somewhere nice and send a postcard 😉

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
7 days ago

People still send postcards? the last time I sent one on holiday, I arrived home before it lol

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Dennab
Dennab7 days ago

Getsome The trick is to send it in an envelope. For some reason, it gets there faster although you do lose some of the appeal.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
7 days ago

Dennab Cant be sending in an envelope, how are royal mail supposed to know how the holiday was lol

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc7 days ago

"As close to normal as possible."

There is or there isn't. Things like "New Normal" is just them giving people a false sense of freedom.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap7 days ago

I think we should all have a small family Christmas yes let us see close family but that's it. Big gathering can wait

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith5447 days ago

There's numerous words I can use , I could very well be diplomatic or I could just have a rant .BUT I will choose shocking , 25/12/2020 is Christmas Day and would I pay money to be with the people who I love and our families as well BUT picture the scene we get this mythical 5 days with our friends and family and then January/February your then arranging a funeral for your mum or dad ,or your auntie or uncle just so u can say I sat round the table for your turkey .

I would genuinely love to do the normal Christmas but learn from previous mistakes as your life could depend on it .

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hrdaniels1980
hrdaniels19807 days ago

stuartsmith544 well said!

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
7 days ago

Yeah I know that's the dilemma people will face over the Christmas, have 5 days in December but lose them forever in January. I think they will relax some rules as they know people will just go against the rules for Christmas and it was already shown with the ridiculous ramming on beaches in the summer.

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Lynibis
Lynibis7 days ago

Those with a family of mum, dad and kids could surely manage a lovely Christmas without other people? But if you live alone it is surely ok for you to spend time with one other family group, I will be with 3 others, son, his wife and son. 4 of us in total.

I don't think Christmas would be ruined if limited to 2 households mixing.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
7 days ago

You would think they would be but we also know that public cant follow simple rules.

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Lynibis
Lynibis7 days ago

Getsome yep very true and families are so mixed these days with step parents/children, half siblings etc.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
7 days ago

Lynibis The amount as well, I'm sure on another chat someone said they would have normally have 18 people over!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap7 days ago

I would love to invite my dad to our Christmas dinner as it will be his first one alone

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Lynibis
Lynibis7 days ago

Imnotcheap are you his bubble, if so I think a single person is ok to join you.

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davidstockport
davidstockport7 days ago

Getsome If by chance you meant the public can't follow simple rules, I would agree. But if you actually meant they can follow simple rules, based on what I have personally witnessed, I have to disagree.

My neighbours don't even know what "household" means.

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ukheather
ukheather7 days ago

I don't think it should all be loosened to have a normal Christmas no.

The virus doesn't take a break

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
7 days ago

It will, on Christmas eve at 6am the truce will begin. We can go to the pubs and shops and houses and stop fighting with covid! But only for 5 days though and then after that we will back to war with covid again.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap7 days ago

Just make sure you have right time on you. Dont want to get caught outside when it comes back Getsome

Unfortunately some people act like what you said was serious look how full pubs are before being made to shut

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
7 days ago

Imnotcheap yep people will actually believe covid is having a winter break while everyone else has Christmas 🤯

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Ann1984
Ann19847 days ago

Take a look at picture below this is front news in morning this is what you could be doing just for Xmas. Its madness.

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ACR
ACR7 days ago

The Government will likely be very reluctant to 'cancel' Christmas. It would be extremely unpopular with businesses and millions of people/voters. I believe that a very large number of them would simply ignore any restrictions. While for others, it could have a negative impact on their mental health, in a year when many are already struggling.

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