Brits told NOT to travel across UK for Christmas unless 'absolutely necessary'

MILLIONS of Brits are now being told NOT to travel across the UK until it's "absolutely necessary".

Government transport chiefs have started new "cautionary messaging" as ministers urge people to be careful around seeing family and friends next week.

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The tone will change to "Don't travel unless you absolutely have to."

The Government's Christmas travel tsar, Peter Hendy, said today: "I think one ought to say be careful, one ought to say stay local."

The huge change in shift comes despite ministers saying the Christmas laws will stay the same – and people will still be allowed to meet up in a maximum of three households over five days.

Ministers will have more crunch calls with the devolved administrations later today – after no firm decision was taken yesterday.

But this morning Robert Jenrick insisted the rules would stay the same.

Instead people should think about whether they really should meet up, and consider "making Easter the new Christmas" with a get-together next year instead.

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