SNOGGING under the mistletoe at office Christmas parties is getting the kiss-off from Grinch bosses.
Smooches will be banned at nearly one in seven festive dos, a poll reveals.
Dancing will also be off limits at one in 12.
But staff look like they will still try to grab a sneaky snog — with two in three saying they are not put off by the threat of catching Covid.
And one in six say they are more ready than ever to pucker up after parties were pooped by the pandemic last year.
Thousands of workplaces will go ahead with Christmas bashes this year. But half have scrapped them as the lingering pandemic and the emergence of the
Three-quarters of staff say they are up for a party this year but two-thirds will do a test beforehand and nearly half say the unjabbed should be banned.
Of those who are going, just a third say they will avoid trying to cop off with a colleague.
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The findings are from a poll on behalf of Covid testing company Prenetics. Spokeswoman Avi Lasarow said: “People want to let their hair down — but would rather be safe than sorry.”
Last night, No10 insisted there were no plans to ban office parties. But a spokesperson stressed the importance of hygiene measures and good ventilation.