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No.10 confirms Father Christmas won't have to wear a mask but kids can't sit on his knee.

Source. The Mirror UK 02-12-2020

Father Christmas won't have to wear a mask in grottos this festive season - but children won't be allowed to sit on his knee.

It comes after the government confirmed Santa's grottos would be allowed to open during Covid-19 tier restrictions. New guidance, to take effect from Thursday, says kids will be able to meet Father Christmas, even in Tier 3 - as long as the grotto is within a venue which is already permitted to open.

It means grottos will be allowed to open if they are in shops, garden centres and department stores in all tiers, because non-essential retail is permitted.

But it's unclear whether they will be allowed to open as part of a Christmas market. Indoor and outdoor markets are allowed to open as non-essential retail.

But indoor attractions at largely outdoor tourist attractions will not be allowed in Tier 3.

The Mirror has asked Number 10 to clarify this guidance and will update this story when they have done so.
 
For my part I will be wearing a visor! :) 
 
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Interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

FYI - For those U.S. Santa's that don't know, #10 Downing Street is the home of the British Prime Minister like the White House is for the President so saying that something comes from #10 is akin to it coming from the White House. 

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3 hours ago, RadioSanta said:

Interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

FYI - For those U.S. Santa's that don't know, #10 Downing Street is the home of the British Prime Minister like the White House is for the President so saying that something comes from #10 is akin to it coming from the White House. 

Smiling here Radio, both International seats of integrity, honor and all things good :)

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