Elf on the Shelf Deemed ‘Key Worker’ in U.K.

Elf on the Shelf can still be included in holiday celebrations.
License Global

December 19, 2020

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The company behind The Elf on the Shelf has released a statement from Santa Claus to children, assuring them that all Scout Elves and members of the Claus family are key workers and are exempt from quarantine.

“All Scout Elves are 100% healthy and remain well at the North Pole,” “Santa” says about the elves. “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:

  • 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.

          In addition, 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.

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