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Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy 'Are Essential Workers'

Health and Social Care reassures children that Easter Egg hunts will be able to go ahead during lockdown.

Children have also been concerned that the Tooth Fairy would be unable to collect teeth due to the restriction on movement.

Health and Social Care President Deputy Heidi Soulsby said that during these unprecedented times children need to have certainty about the things that are important to them. This was also acknowledged by New Zealand's Prime Minister yesterday.  . 

In today's media briefing, Deputy Soulsby confirmed that she has consulted with the Director of Public Health Dr Nicola Brink to give clarity on which type of workers are classed as essential.

Deputy Soulsby said: ‘Essential workers are described as those who carry out roles that are essential to the Islands ability to maintain critical services.

'Some of you have contacted myself and Dr Brink as you are worried that there will be no Easter egg hunts and the Tooth Fairy will not be able to collect any teeth that have fallen out.

'I am very happy to tell you that the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are considered to be essential workers' 

The Easter Bunny will, therefore, be able to visit children in the Bailiwick on Easter Sunday but Dr Brink has advised that any Easter egg hunts can only happen at home with the people living in your home.

'One local parent who contact Dr Brink to seek reassurance said: ‘My two, Isaac and Claudia, would be very reassured to know that the Easter Bunny has been given special clearance to arrive in Guernsey at the weekend.’

The Tooth Fairy can continue to make essential visits to Children’s houses to collect any teeth that have fallen out during the current lock-down period.

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