Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
- Luke reassures young people in Plymouth that they will still get their Easter Eggs despite the ongoing lockdown
- The Council designates the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy as key workers
- The Plymouth Herald reports on this story, reminding children to wash their hands regularly and continue to practice social distancing
Today Luke wrote to ‘the children of Plymouth’ to reassure them that they will still be receiving their Easter Eggs, and the tooth fairy will still come to collect lost teeth throughout the ongoing lockdown.
With social distancing measures in place, many were concerned that it would be difficult for the Easter Bunny and tooth fairy to do their job, however as the Council has designated them both ‘key workers’, meaning children can still expect to receive their chocolate tomorrow.
Luke had this to say:
“I have been getting lots of messages from concerned young people that the ongoing lockdown will make it difficult for the Easter Bunny to deliver Easter Eggs to children in Plymouth tomorrow, putting in jeopardy Egg hunts at home!
This is a serious issue which I have taken up with the council and I am happy to confirm that the Easter Bunny, along with the tooth fairy, have been designated as key workers and are able to continue to do their duties in Plymouth, but have reminded them the importance of regular hand-washing (and paw-washing), as well as social distancing.
I hope this will come as a comfort to families and children across Plymouth – I’m looking forward to some chocolate tomorrow!
Have a wonderful bank holiday and a Happy Easter. Please continue to look after yourselves and your families.”
Reaction to this letter has been positive, with lots of relieved children and families happy that the lockdown measures won’t prevent people from having a happy Easter.
The Plymouth Herald Reports here.