• ESS Consultants

Latest COVID update: Christmas 2020

Key points

  • UK records further 251 deaths and 12,155 new COVID-19 cases

  • Santa's grottos and door-to-door carol singing permitted in new Christmas guidance

  • Boris Johnson tells Tory MPs tiered restrictions 'have sunset of 3 February'

  • There is a risk of a third coronavirus wave - Raab

  • UK secures another two million Moderna vaccine doses

  • Police pelted with bottles as they break up illegal rave

  • Couple delivering Christmas presents to family stopped by police for breaking rules

  • UK recorded 15,871 new COVID-19 cases and a further 479 deaths on Saturday