‘SANTA SAYS’ no quarantine necessary for The Elf on the Shelf® Scout Elves north pole helpers deemed key workers
Families across Great Britain are preparing for the imminent return of The Elf on the Shelf® Scout Elves. But this year, many children across the nation are wondering if their favourite festive friends will have to quarantine before they join their families in the run up to Christmas.
The North Pole press office has been inundated with queries from children across the globe about what travel restrictions will be imposed on Scout Elves to keep them safe from Covid-19. Santa Claus himself has taken time out of his incredibly busy schedule to assure children that all Scout Elves and members of the Claus family are key workers and are exempt from quarantine.
Santa Claus commented
“All Scout Elves are 100% healthy and remain well at the North Pole. They are excited to return to the human world for a season of excitement and giggles. Since Scout Elves are magical beings from the North Pole, they do not get human sicknesses and do not need to quarantine!”
The North Pole team have also recommended a number of effective Scout Elf quarantine ideas for those families who would prefer their Scout Elf to self-isolate on arrival, to set a good example for their household by modelling their safety & hygiene measures to keep everyone safe.
The Elf on the Shelff® Quarantine ideas
- Make your Scout Elf a special, comfy cozy spot. You can use a glass jar (with no lid), a doll house chair, or some fluffy cotton snow like a pallet for him or her to settle into. Even though your Scout Elf must still watch and report back to Santa, this gives them a safe spot to return to each morning.
- Make sure your Scout Elf can make a quarantine box, jar or pallet into a home while out of reach of little hands. Resting on a mantle, within the branches of a tall Christmas tree, or at the top of a bookshelf are excellent places for the elf to settle in for a long day’s work.
- Remember, although they like to set a good example, Scout Elves don’t have to remain in isolation for 14 days like humans. It could be just a few days or a few hours, in which they choose to model such good behavior.
- Mostly, Scout Elves want to remind you to be kind and think of others first, especially at Christmastime, which is why masks and quarantined moments are helpful in the first place.
Easy printable elf masks are available to download from the official The Elf on the Shelf® websites for those families who would like their Scout Elf to wear PPE.
The Elf on the Shelf® has become nothing short of a phenomenon in the UK and a treasured Christmas tradition amongst families, ranking only third behind advent calendars and leaving milk and biscuits for Santa in children’s top five holiday traditions.
Fifteen years on from its launch, more than 14.5+ million The Elf on the Shelf® Scout Elves have been adopted worldwide, with over half a million Scout Elves adopted in the UK alone.
The Elf on the Shelf®: A Christmas Tradition is available at all good retailers across the UK, both instore and online (£19.95 RRP).
For more information or to shop at Santa’s Store please visit www.elfontheshelf.co.uk