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Covid clause: No constraints on Santa as Government states Christmas present delivery ‘important’

Covid clause: No constraints on Santa as Government states Christmas present delivery ‘important’
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has confirmed that Santa Claus will not have to restrict his movements as he is considered an essential worker and will move freely in Irish airspace this December. He said Santa involved in “essential travel” but children should not stay up so as to ensure social distancing in maintained.…

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has actually confirmed that Santa Claus will not have to restrict his motions as he is considered an important employee and will move freely in Irish airspace this December.

He said Santa involved in “important travel” but kids need to not keep up so as to ensure social distancing in maintained.

Mr Coveney said in the Dáil that Santa “is exempt from the need to self-quarantine for 14 days and should have the ability to come in and out of Irish airspace and homes without having to restrict his movements”.

He stated: “We have been dealing with the Santa Claus concern for a number of weeks. It is essential to point out to all children in the nation that we relate to the travels of Santa Claus as necessary travel for essential purpose”.

But he stressed that “kids must not keep up at night due to the fact that he needs to socially distance. Individuals need to keep at least 2 metres away at all phases to ensure they keep him and children safe.

” He is exempt and he is coming. He has actually validated that and values the reality that Ireland has made sure that in an extremely different Christmas in 2020 the check out of Santa Claus will stay constant.”

The Minister was reacting to Sinn Féin TD John Brady who expressed concern that Covid restrictions might not be raised for Santa.

” As numerous households across the country and thousands of young kids are preparing to view The Late Toy Program tomorrow, the huge concern on their minds is whether Covid limitations will be lifted sufficiently to permit Santa Claus check out at Christmas.

” An agent from the North Pole has been in touch with me also to ask whether clearance will be offered for Santa Claus to enter our airspace. This is a crucial question, that is “playing on the minds of hundreds of thousands of children throughout the country”.

Mr Coveney said Santa was an important employee, and would move freely in and out of Irish airspace.

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