Three tiers for Christmas ...
There's been some positive news since our last Grapevine about a resumption of social activity both in the short term with the ending of the month-long lockdown in England, and the promise of successful mass vaccination starting soon. Some Christmas group activities still remain available - particularly outdoor visits to illuminations and pantomimes in areas not subject to Tier 3 restrictions, as the lockdown ends on December 2nd. More details were awaited as we went to press. A survey conducted by VisitBritain before the good news about the vaccines still showed a very cautious attitude to travel (see item below).