There is good news for families this Christmas – MPs have been told that Santa has his own special itinerary.
Santa can deliver presents to homes in the UK without having to be vaccinated or isolate himself on his return home to the North Pole, Jacob Rees-Mogg told the House of Commons today.
The Commons Leader told concerned MPs that in a few weeks, Santa will be on a tour to deliver presents to families across the country and that he “does not need to be vaccinated.”
And there is good news for the elves too, as Mr. Rees-Mogg made it clear that they count as “key workers”.
He added that he was “not quite sure” whether the elves should wear face covers while performing their duties.
There remains a slight confusion about Santa’s vaccination status, as deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said earlier on Thursday that he would be “at the top of the list.”
Prof Van-Tam told the BBC: “Oh, absolutely. The JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Vaccination) has made a very special case for Santa and he will definitely be at the top of our list. “
In business questions, Valerie Vaz, leader of Shadow Commons said, “I know we had transportation questions before … may I ask the minister if he wants to record – as there will be a border in the Irish Sea – record what the government is going to do? of Ireland have suggested that Santa gets a tour and that he is an essential worker? ”
Mr. Rees-Mogg replied, “I can also reassure (Mrs. Vaz) that Santa Claus can have a tour, he will be able to come in, he doesn’t need to be vaccinated.
‘I have six kids waiting with bated breath, filling out those lists – their lists, you wouldn’t believe how long they are. Schleich is very popular with my daughter. “
Conservative MP Dean Russell (Watford) sought further reassurance that elves are allowed to work in Santa’s workshop.
He said: “I’m sure kids around the world, including my own special nieces, were very happy earlier this week when the Prime Minister shared on Twitter, confirming that he had spoken to Santa to confirm that he would bring joy to the world as he does every year on his sleigh.
“So (Jacob Rees-Mogg) can please confirm that Santa’s elves can also help in Santa’s workshop this year, so we can reassure children around the world that they don’t have to worry because the Santa is coming this Christmas to bring merry, like he year? “
Mr. Rees-Mogg replied, “I’m sure the elves are busy with their magical work to make sure the Christmas stockings are filled for children all over the world, and I think they count as key workers, they need to work. to do their job, and whether they should wear masks or not, I’m not quite sure, I haven’t figured it out yet.
‘But I think we should undoubtedly have a postponement debate on this important topic.
“But we can be happy that Christmas is coming, presents are being delivered and we will be able to see members of our families during Christmas. So I think that’s reassuring for everyone. “