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Family visits to be permitted over two-week period at Christmas – Varadkar

It is expected the Government will allow people to visit the homes of their friends and family over a two-week period near Christmas next month, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said.

A phased easing of lockdown restrictions over the month of December will be announced by the Government on Friday. This will likely include a relaxation of limits on travel between counties and household visits later in the month, to permit people to celebrate Christmas.

In the UK, up to three households will be allowed to meet during a five-day Christmas period between December 23rd and December 27th.

Speaking on Wednesday, Varadkar said the Government hoped to introduce a similar measure to allow household visits “for something closer to two weeks” in the Republic.

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