Almost one in four Brits have admitted that they will break any lockdown restrictions that attempt to prevent them seeing family from another household bubble on Christmas Day.
In a survey of 1,000 UK consumers conducted by Birmingham Law Society, 23.4 per cent admitted they are likely to break the rules and see their family regardless.
Leading lawyers have warned the government all communication and policy announcements relating to the Christmas period need to made clear, and that a distinction is made between what is regulation and guidance.
Adrian Keeling QC, Barrister at No5 Barristers’ Chambers, and member of the Birmingham Law Society, said: “Our survey results suggest a significant proportion of the British public are willing to break the law in order to see their extended family on Christmas Day.
“People have to realise however that, no matter what their individual circumstances are, they are obliged to abide by the law. If they do not, then they could face significant penalties. The law applies to all, even if you do not agree with it.”