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The new rules for Christmas Bubbles and tips for helping you create a Household Plan to keep your bubble safe.
These rules will apply on Friday 25 December only
Urgent Government Update
Government announced on Saturday 19 December that those in Tier 1, 2 and 3 can now only meet with their Christmas bubble for one day only, on Friday 25 December. The East Riding is in Tier 3.
You can now only meet with your agreed Christmas bubble on Christmas day.
Do not travel to and from a different Tier.
When following these new rules, we must each continue to take personal responsibility to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones, particularly if they are vulnerable.
Protect your Christmas bubble this year and make a Household Plan to help keep your risk of infecting each other with COVID-19 as low as possible.
Who should make a Household Plan?
Christmas bubble plans apply only on Friday 25 December (Christmas Day)
Everyone who is planning to meet with people from other households on Christmas Day should make a Household Plan.
What should a Household Plan cover?
The plan should cover:
It should also cover what you will do to minimise the risk of infecting each other, such as:
Making the plan
Arrange a discussion with those in your household to prepare the plan.
Between you, make a list of the people you would like to include in your bubble. For each of these decide:
From that list, decide who has top priority, balancing their vulnerability and need.
Discuss by phone, online or outdoors with those who you decide to meet up with what they would prefer in terms of:
When choosing how to meet, always start with the safest options and only move to less safe ones if needed. Choose to meet online if you can, followed by outdoors then indoors.
Discuss the activities that you will do and how you can adjust or alter them to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
For example, sharing dishes at a dinner table, playing games that involve lots of physical contact, singing or aerobic activities indoors can all potentially increase transmission.
Think about whether you can replace with lower risk alternatives or take part in outdoor activities instead.
Make a record of your decisions and check that everyone involved is happy with the plan.
Make sure everyone in your planned bubble does everything possible in the week before Christmas Day to avoid getting infected, including:
Make sure you are prepared for Christmas Day by:
Make sure everybody in the bubble is familiar with the arrangements, paying special attention to people who might have difficulty understanding or following the rules.
Immediately before you come together on Christmas Day, check with everyone in your bubble that they: