Covid-19: Wales tightens Christmas restrictions as four nations' rules diverge

Clara Munro
2020 The BMJ (British Medical Journal)  
The Welsh government has broken ranks with the rest of the UK by imposing stronger restrictions over the Christmas period, limiting the number of households that can meet to two. 1 Rules have also been tightened in Scotland, although those in England and Northern Ireland are essentially unchanged. This is despite a warning from Fiona Godlee and Alastair McLellan, editors of The BMJ and HSJ respectively, that relaxation of the rules over Christmas will place more pressure on NHS beds and force
more » ... ncellation of elective services that have only just started to recover. 2 NEWS The BMJ Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4906 http://dx.
doi:10.1136/bmj.m4906 pmid:33334737 fatcat:ch764u6e5fgpti5saiqi66nhaa