Downing Street insiders have stated that discussions on what Christmas will appear to be are nonetheless ongoing.
But Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham stated that whereas an infection charges had been dropping in all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester and different components of the North West, the Government ought to not “let everything loose” .
While former chief authorities scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport warned in opposition to individuals having “big parties”.
Mr Burnham advised the BBC: “I might additionally say to the Government, do not simply go in the direction of Christmas and let everything free.
“What you want to do is maintain a gradual strategy that may maintain the numbers entering into the best way they’re presently going within the North West and in Greater Manchester, and that may relieve the pressures on the NHS come January.”
On Friday, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) stated there have been “substantial differences” in Covid-19 an infection charges throughout England, with charges having continued to improve in London, the east of England and the South East, however lowering within the North West and the East Midlands.
Former chief authorities scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport advised Times Radio there was “something iconic in people’s minds” about Christmas however that it “doesn’t make sense to have big parties” this yr.
He added that UK lockdown measures appeared to be working however that individuals ought to proceed to comply with the principles.
“It’s absolutely clear that if you were to stop everything and take the brakes off completely, then infection would start growing again and so the question is what measures will come in after December 2?” he stated.
“I’m positive there’ll want to be persevering with measures of some type.
“Surely now, when there is the prospect of a vaccine, is not the time to give up.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock advised a Downing Street briefing on Friday it was nonetheless too early to say what contact individuals shall be in a position to have over the festive interval.
Mr Hancock stated it could be a “boost” for the UK if a “safe, careful and sensible” set of plans could possibly be agreed between the devolved nations.
He stated: “Over Christmas I know how important it is that we have a system in place, a set of rules that both keeps people safe but also allows people to see their loved ones.”
Earlier this week, Public Health England stated Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) steerage had instructed every day of larger freedom may require 5 days of tighter measures.
An announcement on what Tiered restrictions components of England may face after December 2 is predicted nearer to the top of lockdown.