Christmas and other significant occasions have suffered a blow with the latest coronavirus restrictions, which have reduced the number of people al
Christmas and other significant occasions have suffered a blow with the latest coronavirus restrictions, which have reduced the number of people allowed to gether together whether indoors or outdoors. Gatherings of 30 have now reduced to a “rule of six” which could hamper people’s plans with their loved ones.
Is Christmas cancelled?
Speaking in the press conference today, Mr Johnson said: “Whether we are going to get things back to normal at all by Christmas, I’m still hopeful, as I’ve said before, that in many ways we could be able to get some aspects of our lives back to normal by Christmas.
“I talked just now about how you could do that. Through that Moonshot of daily testing – everybody gets a pregnancy-style test, a rapid turn-around test in the morning, 15 minutes later you know whether you are infectious of not.
“You may not know whether you are infected or not, but you know whether you are infectious, or not, and that gives you a kind of passport, a freedom to mingle with everybody else who is similarly not infectious in a way that is currently impossible.”
He added: “We are aiming for that. We are driving for that. As I have said…we cannot be 100% sure that we can deliver that in its entirety.”