Making a Christmas bubble - how does this work for separated parents?
Many of us have been eagerly awaiting the government to announce the rules for celebrating Christmas with loved ones and on 24 November 2020 those arrangements were finally confirmed.
So, what are the rules?
- you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ comprised of people from no more than three households
- you can only be in one Christmas bubble
- you cannot change your Christmas bubble
- you can travel between tiers and UK nations for the purposes of meeting your Christmas bubble
- you can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces
- you can continue to meet people who are not in your Christmas bubble outside your home according to the rules in the tier where you are staying
- you cannot meet someone in a private dwelling who is not part of your household or Christmas bubble
What does that mean for separated parents?
What if I am already in a childcare bubble?
I’m separated and live on my own with my child – what happens to the support bubble I formed?