A lot of social gatherings had been held in Downing Road within the run-up to Christmas final yr whereas indoor mixing was banned in London below COVID restrictions, Sky Information understands.
Following stories that a big get together was held in late December, it has additionally emerged that Quantity 10 employees gathered after work and drank alcohol to wind down, regardless of guidelines stating that mixing between family bubbles was banned.
On 18 December, a big get together was held for greater than 40 individuals, the place employees drank, chatted and celebrated late into the evening, in accordance with a report in The Mirror newspaper.
Sky Information understands this was a celebration to have fun a colleague who was leaving Downing Road.
The next day the prime minister scrapped plans to permit Christmas mixing for households amid rising COVID case numbers and days later a recent lockdown was in power.
Downing Road has insisted that no guidelines had been damaged in the course of the interval.
When pressed on the gatherings employees held all through the interval a Quantity 10 spokesman mentioned: “COVID guidelines have been adopted always.”