Next week London will discover if it will be put into Tier 3 and the dreaded moment could have some huge consequences for Christmas.
While many families will be planning their festive seasons around the Christmas bubble rules – these could still change.
So what happens if we move into the highest tier?
Under Tier 2 regulations you can still socialise outdoors using the rule of six but you are not allowed to socialise indoors.
Pubs and bars are also allowed to stay open given customers eat a substantial meal with alcoholic beverages.
However, under the strictest tier pubs and bars will have to close.
With the infection rate rising in all of London’s boroughs the threat of Tier 3 looms.
So what does this mean for Christmas?
What are the rules from now until December 23?
It’s important to remember that we can only go on the current Government guidelines set out and there is always a chance that things could change.
Until December 23, the rules are clear: you must follow the guidance of the tier where you live.
So the rules in London will remain the same unless we are upgraded to Tier 3 on Wednesday, December 16.
If our tier changes after December 16, you must keep following the rules of that tier.