PUBLISHED: 08:28, Fri, Nov 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:37, Fri, Nov 27, 2020
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.
Keep to the rules and we may get out of this sooner rather than later
And an exclusive Express.co.uk poll showed the majority of people expected a quieter festive season this year.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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 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."
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Most Express.co.uk readers said they were not planning a big family Christmas (Image: PA)
Express.co.uk poll results (Image: APESTER)
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