In his appearance on Good Morning Britain he discussed Victoria Derbyshire’s apology for her statements that she would “break the sixfold rule” to have her family of seven together this Christmas.
Dr Hilary Jones sent a powerful message to the British public in the run-up to Christmas.
The British resident doctor of Good Morning urged the audience to take note of his message
She added: “Of course we will continue to follow the rules that will be in force on December 25.
The presenter, whose programme on current affairs on the BBC in March was cancelled due to cuts, twittered and said: “It was hypothetical”, but added: “It was completely wrong to say that and I am sorry.
Asked what she would do if things had not changed by Christmas, 52-year-old Radio the Times said: “If the six-point rule still applies at Christmas, we’ll break it to have the seven-point rule. We just do it.
“Besides me, my husband and our two boys, my mother, her partner and my husband’s father will be there.
“We will be sensible and buy a thermometer gun. But at Christmas we have to be together.
“That’s fine. We will do it knowing the risks. We’re not stupid.
“It feels almost irresponsible to say this, but I don’t think we’re alone in this feeling.
“We have to see my old mother and my husband’s old father. We just do it.”
Dr Hilary said he was grateful that Mrs Derbyshire withdrew her comments as he urged the public to think twice before breaking the rules.
He said: “I want people to remember that 630 healthcare workers sacrificed their lives in the fight against coronavirus in the first quarter of this year because they took it from patients in hospitals.
“If we now forget what the NHS has done so far and say, ‘I don’t care if I take the risk and I’m willing to do it’, then that is a selfish way to move forward.
“I think we all need to remember that we will only get through this if we pay attention to how we behave, how we distance ourselves socially and how we protect ourselves and others.