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Scientists Tell People To Avoid Playing Board Games At Christmas

Scientists Tell People To Avoid Playing Board Games At Christmas

Families have been told to avoid playing things like board games this Christmas in an attempt to limit the potential spread of coronavirus.

Finally, an actual scientific reason to get out of the Boxing Day Monopoly marathon.

The government's scientific advisory group Sage also suggests that children should avoid getting too close to elderly relatives and generally avoid mixing too much with members of other households.

It makes a fair deal of sense when you think about it. Touching the game pieces, sitting at close quarters, it's a recipe for potential disaster.

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Even though the restrictions allow three households to form a bubble for a few days in order to have a relatively normal Christmas, the virus isn't going to stop spreading for those few days, so it's important to keep doing the basics.

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That means keeping a safe distance where possible, washing hands frequently, and just trying to enjoy the holiday even though it's going to be a little bit weird.

So, whilst we'll be allowed to mix with three families inside private homes, and even stay overnight between December 23 and December 27, Sage has said that relaxing the rules could still lead to a spike in new cases.

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With that in mind, they've laid out a couple of ideas to limit the chances of that happening.

Instead of playing Monopoly or Scrabble, they suggest that perhaps a nice socially distanced quiz might be a safer option.

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They've also said that wiping down surfaces and door handles would be a good idea, too.

Their guidance also states that those who are vulnerable should be particularly careful this Christmas. Don't go around cleaning up too much, because touching surfaces and things that others have touched presents a risk.

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Where possible, they suggest that grandparents should only see children outside, and that kids shouldn't sleep together in the same room.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has also said that folks should eat their Christmas dinner with the windows open to prevent the virus from spreading.

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That might be a tough ask, given that it's going to be pretty cold - perhaps as low as zero degrees - over the festive period.

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Jenrick told Sky News: "There are lots of different options, from the whole family coming together at home, to perhaps meeting up for lunch with the windows open, or going out for a walk on Christmas Day."

The UK's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty went even further than that, suggesting that people shouldn't hug their elderly relatives if they wish for them to 'survive to be hugged again'.

He added: "It's not illegal, but the fact that you can do something doesn't mean you should."

Just be sensible, and be careful. The virus ain't going anywhere any time soon.

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