Details of restrictions for local authority areas in England are set out by the government.
Government guidance says the bubbles should contain a maximum of eight people over the age of 11.
But in Scotland infection rates appear to be rising, according to Office for National Statistics data.
The chancellor said that he could not justify a wage rise for all public sector workers.
The health system's response to a baby's death in 2001 has been 'at times inhumane', a report says.