Winterwhite, “carrots about being sensible” haven’t worked so far. We wouldn’t be in the mess we are if people had been being sensible. I very much hope sufficient restrictions will remain in place up until just before Christmas to enable us to have at least a low-key family Christmas this year. We have not visited our daughter in France for nearly a year, and we obviously won’t see her this Christmas either, other than on FaceTime. We have left things open with our son, DIL, and little granddaughter. If the rates have gone down, and rules permit, we really want to spend the day with them. The GD has been going to nursery, but both parents have worked from home throughout, and we are retired, so not too much risk if we mix, but only if allowed. We will combine Christmas dinners if we can, but stay on our own if not. Son has asthma, as do I, and DH is 73, so we are all in the moderate risk category. There will be other Christmases. We only have one life.