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Christmas rules: What can you do in a Covid Christmas?

Please read: The guidance in this video has since been updated. You can learn about the new rules here.

A five-day window of special restrictions has been introduced across the UK to allow people to celebrate Christmas.

The tier system remains in place, but the rules have been changed to allow a few households to mix indoors regardless of where in the UK you live.

Some people are critical of the relaxation though saying the new rules 'make no sense'.

The BBC's health correspondent Laura Foster explains how you and your family can celebrate the festive season and minimise the spread of coronavirus.

Video by Laura Foster, Mattea Bubalo, Aoife McKenna and Mel Lou.