'It's not worth it!' Britons plan quieter Christmas to avoid COVID risks - poll ...

CHRISTMAS coronavirus rules look set to have a big impact on people's celebrations this year, according to a new Express.co.uk poll.

PUBLISHED: 08:28, Fri, Nov 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:37, Fri, Nov 27, 2020

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The UK Government and devolved administrations have agreed to relax restrictions and allow three households to form a Christmas "bubble" from December 23 to 27. But some scientists have warned easing the measures could spark a third wave of the pandemic and lead to more hospital admissions in January and potentially another lockdown. Boris Johnson has urged people to "think carefully", telling families they must make a "personal judgment" about the risks of coronavirus to vulnerable loved ones.

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Keep to the rules and we may get out of this sooner rather than later

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And an exclusive Express.co.uk poll showed the majority of people expected a quieter festive season this year.

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The survey found 82 percent (3,482 people) were not planning on a big family Christmas.

Just 17 percent (670 people) said they were planning large-scaled festivities despite the pandemic while one percent (69 people) were still unsure.

Coronavirus ChristmasCoronavirus means most people will settle for a quieter Christmas this year (Image: PA)

One reader said: "It would be nice, but no, not worth it."

Another said: "If you decide to flout the rules then do not complain if severe restrictions are imposed in January....if you are still here."

Another said: "Do what's right for you and your loved ones. Keep to the rules and we may get out of this sooner rather than later."

READ MORE: Boris backlash: Furious MP attacks PM as 'authoritarian' for new rules

Coronavirus ChristmasMost Express.co.uk readers said they were not planning a big family Christmas (Image: PA)

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