Don’t hug, don’t play board games, don’t sleepover, Merry Christmas!

Quizzes rather than board games are one of the recommendations from scientists for a Covid-safe Christmas.

Earlier this week, the government announced up to three households will be allowed to form a “Christmas bubble” from 23 to 27 December.

But the government’s scientific advisory committee, Sage, warns coronavirus could easily spread during the festive relaxation of the rules.

They say people should still weigh up if an event could be postponed.

If not, meeting online or outdoors where the risks of transmission are lower, could be a better option… More here.

So the UK government has opened up Christmas for 5 days for up to 3 households to mix.

They cannot police what people do over Christmas so what is the point? They know that the covid rate will increase in January and they know that many people will do what they want anyway. The only thing the government can do is try to not be the Christmas Grinch. It is a political decision, not a health one.

And, how many people will think that if Christmas is fine the New Year will be no problem either? A few days later and they just won’t see the difference.

No board games? It just isn’t Christmas without Twister…

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