Welsh Government

People queue for vaccines in Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

Welsh health minister denies vaccines being held back


Wales’s health minister has denied holding back coronavirus vaccines following comments by First Minister Mark Drakeford that administering jabs too quickly would leave “vaccinators standing around with nothing to do”.

Nicola Sturgeon has announced mainland Scotland will return to lockdown from Boxing Day (Russell Cheyne/PA)

What are the new Christmas rules in Scotland?


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a significant scaling-back of the Christmas “bubble plans”, and said the highest level of restrictions will be imposed on mainland Scotland from Boxing Day.


What are the new Christmas rules?


Boris Johnson has cancelled Christmas for millions of people across London and south-east England, who will go up to a new Tier 4 of restrictions.

Christmas lights in central London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Covid: Will families be allowed to mix at Christmas?


A relaxation of coronavirus restrictions “for a small number of days” over Christmas is planned to allow a limited level of mixing between households across the UK, the Westminster Government has said.