NICOLA Sturgeon has confirmed plans for a UK-wide approach to allow people to meet for Christmas.

Reports earlier this morning suggested that health chiefs are looking at how to relax restrictions to allow for more “normality” over the festive period.

The Sun reports that plans are in place which may mean a rule change for a few days around December 25.

Speaking at her daily coronavirus briefing, the First Minister confirmed the Scottish Government is in discussion with the rest of the UK to create a four-nations consensus.

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Ms Sturgeon said: “We are all desperate for some normality around Christmas and I absolutely include myself in that.

“The Scottish Government right now is working very closely and well with the other UK nations to try to agree a way for that to happen – we want to have the same position across the UK given family patterns that exist.

“But we know that people coming together when a virus is circulating will increase the risks of it spreading.”

The First Minister again said that meeting at Christmas requires the prevalence of the virus to reduce in the coming weeks.

A Downing Street spokesman confirmed to the Sun: “We are looking at ways to ensure that people can spend time with close family over Christmas at the end of what has been an incredibly difficult year.”