This Morning guest India Willoughby admitted that she would ‘break’ the government’s rules so she can give her mum at hug at Christmas.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the government’s latest tier system which will come into effect after the national lockdown on December 2.
The majority of the UK has been placed into either a tier two or three system – similar to before the second lockdown, but with harsher restrictions.
India, who lives in Newcastle, has been put into a tier three system, which means members of more than one household are banned from mixing with one another in any setting indoors as well as in private gardens and ‘most’ outdoor venues.
Speaking to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on Friday’s instalment about the latest announcement, broadcaster India revealed that she will give her mum a hug at Christmas despite whether the guidelines are eased or not.
‘Like a lot of people, I have only seen my mum two or three times this year,’ India began.
‘She’s in her mid-70s, I miss her and at Christmas, I am just being honest, being realistic and I think this will be replicated across the country as well.
‘I’m definitely going to be giving her a hug. I know she’s been taking precautions, I know she has followed the rules religiously because of her age and her situation.’
‘I wouldn’t do that that obviously if she was compromised in some way if she was in a situation where she was at risk,’ she added.
‘I think it’s unrealistic to get into a situation where the government are now going to be legislating about who you can hug and who you can give a little peck on the cheek.’
The tiers will come into effect at 12.01am on Wednesday and will remain in place until March, with a partial lifting of rules between December 23 – 27 so families can spend the festive period together.
Ministers will review measures every two weeks and if by December 16 there are areas which are successfully lowering transmission rates, they could be dropped down a tier ahead of Christmas.
Christmas bubbles will have to be exclusive over the five day period, meaning people cannot move from one three-house group to another and must gather in private homes, go to outdoor public spaces or places of worship.
Children whose parents are separated will be able to move between two separate bubbles, but elderly care home residents will not to join their families.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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