Residents already in Tier 4 areas, equivalent to these in south-east England and London, weren’t capable of meet with folks exterior their very own family or assist bubble.
It meant simply these in Tiers 1, 2 and three had been allowed to fulfill, restricted to a few households, on Christmas Day solely.
Some 44 per cent of adults in England, Scotland and Wales stated they met as much as two different households on December 25, the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) stated.
The identical proportion stated they’d not accomplished so, whereas 10 per cent stated this was not permitted of their space.
Households had hoped to benefit from a five-day rest of social restrictions to fulfill relations and buddies indoors.
However on the weekend earlier than Christmas, this was pared again to at some point, and eliminated totally for 18 million folks in England in Tier 4, who weren’t allowed to fulfill folks exterior their family or assist bubble.
Scotland and Wales additionally restricted Christmas bubbles to a single day.
The ONS analysed 3,756 responses from adults aged 16 and over between December 22 and January 3, with 2,320 folks requested about their Christmas Day actions, as a part of its Opinions and Life-style Survey.
Over the festive interval, greater than half (55 per cent) of respondents stated they’d stayed at house with their family.
One in 5 (20 per cent) stated they’d visited household or buddies of their properties however not stayed in a single day, whereas 15 per cent stated they’d acquired guests who didn’t keep in a single day.
5 per cent stated they’d stayed with household or buddies for not less than one evening, whereas three per cent stated they’d hosted in a single day guests.
Round one in 5 adults surveyed (18 per cent) stated they discovered it very tough or tough to comply with the Authorities’s guidelines through the festive interval.
Virtually half (48 per cent) of this group stated this was as a result of they’d already made plans by the point the Authorities modified its place on what was permitted over the festive interval.
Some 42 per cent stated this was as a result of they needed to see household or buddies on days aside from December 25, and 35 per cent stated they needed to take care of household or Christmas traditions.