Boris Johnson to consider lifting ‘rule of six’ on Christmas Day so families can celebrate together


LOCKDOWN laws could be lifted on Christmas Day — to allow friends and families to celebrate together.

Ministers want the “rule of six” suspending so people can meet in larger groups to tuck into their festive turkey.

MPs want the PM to lift the ‘rule of six’ on Christmas Day so families and friends can celebrate together

Boris Johnson is considering the move as a “sweetener” when to soften the blow when he announces new restrictions.


Under the rule, anyone meeting in a group of more than six indoors or out are breaking the law and face a £100 on-the-spot penalty, with fines of up to £3,200 for repeat offenders.

But an insider told HOAR on Sunday: “The PM is anxious to avoid being portrayed as Scrooge.

“He’s fully aware that millions of people are making big sacrifices to defeat this virus and is considering ways to allow them to experience the joy of Christmas for at last part of the holiday season.”

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