Santa Claus is comin' to town: Government give Santa the all-clear to visit Ireland

The delivery of gifts to good children is considered essential work and so St Nick's journey to and around the country is permitted.
Santa Claus is comin' to town: Government give Santa the all-clear to visit Ireland

Santa and his reindeer will be visiting children all around the country this Christmas Eve. Picture: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

People around Ireland can rest easy as the Government have confirmed that Santa Claus is free to visit this year.

Yes, Santa has been given the go-ahead to bring presents to children all around the country on Christmas Eve.

Any little ones who were worried that Santa might not be able to travel because of the Covid-19 pandemic can rest assured that it's business as usual.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney said they have been working on the matter for several weeks.

The delivery of gifts to good children is considered essential work and so St Nick's journey to and around the country is permitted.

There is no need for Santa to self-quarantine for 14-days when he arrives so there won't be any delays and he will be able to visit each house on Christmas Eve.

However, in a very important message, Mr Coveney said that everyone must keep at least two metres away from him while he is here.

So in order to keep Santa safe, everyone should be tucked up in bed before he arrives.

"He appreciates the fact that Ireland has ensured that in a very, very different Christmas in 2020, the visit of Santa Claus is something that will remain consistent," said Simon Coveney.

US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said previously that Santa is immune to the virus.

"Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity," Dr Fauci explained.

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