Dr. Tony Holohan provided elementary school students with some great news about Santa’s visit.
Currently, all people arriving in Ireland from abroad at Christmas this year must continue to have an antigen test or a PCR test in line with vaccination, recovery or not – but there is one man in a red suit except in this government directive.
The Chief Marketing Officer met with students from Scoil Chaitríona Baggot Street to answer some very important questions they have about Christmas.
Some students in seniors and first grade were so worried about the impact of Covid on Christmas, one student asked if Santa should take a Covid test before visiting other countries.
Tony said: “Santa has very magical powers to protect him from catching Covid, so we know he won’t get it.
“He is able to move freely and visit different countries and homes. You don’t have to worry about Santa catching Covid or passing it on to other people. It’s good news.
“The other good news is that reindeer can’t catch Covid either. Santa and his reindeer will still be able to do their business on Christmas Eve for all the good boys and girls.
“They don’t need a Covid test either because they won’t catch Covid and pass it around the world, so you don’t have to worry about that.
“Santa and Mrs. Claus do not catch Covid and they have a lot of elves to take care of. They are very far from other people, which keeps them safe.
“Santa’s workshop is not closed during Covid, you don’t have to worry about things like that.”
The children’s medical director confirmed that Santa, the elf and reindeer have magical powers that make them immune to Covid, and said they couldn’t spread it either.
“All you have to worry about is being good to your parents and going to bed early on Christmas Eve,” Dr. Holohan continued.
“Santa Claus won’t pick it up or post it so he doesn’t have to wear a mask. But it’s very important that boys and girls over the age of nine wear one.
“So wear one if your mom, dad, or teacher tells you to.”
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