However, there are still tight regulations about how many households can mix and the days where rules are relaxed fall strictly between 23 and 27 December.
Home secretary Priti Patel was questioned about the guidance this morning – and insisted she would inform the police if she saw people breaching coronavirus laws over Christmas.
Asked if she would advise the public to report breaches over the festive period, she told BBC Breakfast: “Any individual that saw any laws being broken would take that upon themselves.
“If I saw somebody flouting coronavirus regulations and the laws, of course I would look to inform the police about that.
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