What does that mean?

In tier two you can’t socialise with other households indoors.

You can meet in a group of up to six outside – including in a garden, or a public place.

Shops, gyms and personal care services (such as hairdressing) can reopen (if Covid-secure).

Pubs and bars can only open if they serve substantial meals. Alcohol can be served with that meal.

Sports can resume with up to 2,000 spectators, or 50% capacity (whichever is smaller).

Collective worship, weddings and outdoor sports can resume (with restrictions).

Non-essential foreign travel allowed, subject to quarantine rules.

Between 23 and 27 December, the three households in a “Christmas bubble” can mix indoors and stay overnight.

Bubbles will be allowed to meet each other:

In each other’s homes

At a place of worship

In an outdoor public space, or garden

The bubbles will be fixed, so you will not be able to mix with two households on Christmas Day and two different ones on Boxing Day. Households in your Christmas bubble can’t bubble with anyone else.