THERE may be a lot of restrictions currently in place but residents can rest assured that Father Christmas can still travel to Wales.
Darren Millar, MS for Clwyd West, received a letter from Wales’ first minister Mark Drakeford confirming that Santa will be able to enter the ‘Welsh airspace’.
The minister added: “He is able to come to people’s homes as part of his work, though he will make sure he maintains a social distance, wears a face covering and washes his hands between each house.”
Children have been advised to leave hand sanitiser out for Father Christmas, next to cookies.
The letter also said: “It is more important than ever though that children go to bed early on Christmas eve and not stay up late to try and see him.
“If you do see him, please remember to protect Father Christmas and other children by maintaining social distance.
“The sharing of gifts is important to many of us at Christmas time.
“This year, it is important for us to do so in a way which adheres to regulations and helps protect us from Covid-19.
“Delivering and leaving gifts on a doorstep or exchanging gifts in the outdoors is one way for us to enjoy the magic of Christmas whilst also keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe.”
Mr Millar said: “Earlier this month I wrote to the first minister of Wales on behalf of children across Clwyd West to make sure that the coronavirus restrictions would not prevent Father Christmas visiting homes in Wales this year.
“This is a very reassuring reply.”