Tier 4 restrictions that force a stay at home and cancel Christmas relaxation measures have been introduced in the South East.
Rules on Christmas leave have changed across England, with permission only on Christmas Day, and staying out overnight is still discouraged.
President Boris Johnson said, “I know how much emotion people invest in this time of year and how important it is for grandparents, for example, to see their grandchildren, families to be together.
“So I know how disappointing this is going to be. But we’ve said throughout this epidemic that we should be guided by science.
“If the science changes, we have to change our response.”
However, Boris Johnson did not confirm whether police will be asked to stop people on their way home in light of the new rules or whether they will knock on people’s doors on Christmas Day.
He praised officers during the outbreak, saying he has done an “amazing job” of “light touch” policing and that the public is generally compliant.
“(People) naturally want to do it themselves,” he said.
“The majority of the public does it themselves and fixes it, and they will continue to do that.”
How the new changes will be implemented has not yet been announced, but it is expected that the general punishment for breaking Kovid’s rules will continue.
Individuals 18 years of age or older can be fined:
£200 for the first offense, less than £14 if paid within 14 days
– £400 for the second offense, then doubling for each subsequent offense up to a maximum of £6,400.
What did the Home Secretary say?
Home Minister Preeti Patel said that “nothing has changed” in how the coronovirus laws will be implemented over Christmas.
Asked if the prime minister should enforce stricter laws rather than preside over the holidays, Ms. Patel told BBC Breakfast, “We’re not there to criminalize people around Christmas, so there are clear guidelines.
“I’m looking again this year … and see how incredible the British public has and the way they follow the guidance, they also follow the laws, but at the same time to remove the social also has the practices of “.
She continued, “We have seen violations throughout the year when it comes to violations of coronovirus laws, and of course the police will continue to take action against serious violations, such as people, individuals who actually risk spreading the virus Huh.
“That hasn’t changed and it’s absolutely the right thing for the police to continue to do.”
Ms. Patel later said police have been “exceptional” in educating the public, along with changes in laws and policies, as well as educating the public about the entire epidemic.
Interior Minister Preeti Patel said she will inform police if she sees people violating coronovirus laws during Christmas.