FAMILIES from up to three households will be able to spend Christmas together as new rules have been announced.

Barnsley Council today (December 7) announced that new temporary Christmas bubbles will come into effect from December 23 to 27 to allow families to celebrate throughout the festive period.

Under the rules of the bubbles up-to three households can mix indoors and outdoors and can travel between tiers.

Once in a bubble you cannot change or join a new bubble but you can continue to meet people from outside your bubble in outdoor spaces, and with social distancing rules in place.