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“Every single day matters. What we do every single day matters.” Deputy CMO.

FM: Five day window over Christmas doesn’t mean people can do what they like. They must follow guidance.

Deputy CMO: “We believe we’re nearly there”

No evidence on how long the protection from the vaccine will last says Deputy CMO.

Since the vaccination programme started up to Sunday night, 18,644 people have received the first dose of the vaccine.

Wales have changed their Christmas guidelines - lowering the number of households that can meet indoors from three to two.

FM: This Christmas can’t be normal, but we have every reason to hope that next year will be normal.

“This Christmas, the best thing we can all do is try to keep our loved ones as safe as possible.” 

FM: If you haven’t already made plans for a bubble, then don’t.

Christmas relaxation will go ahead but UK Government to issue stronger warnings

The planned Christmas relaxation of the coronavirus restrictions will go ahead but with stronger warnings issued.

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