Mark Drakeford has told schoolchildren that they must follow “the rules” to be on Santa’s good list, in an interview about his handling of Covid-19 as First Minister and plans over Christmas.
After being asked about whether school children would get the Covid-19 vaccine, the First Minister was asked whether he was “one the good or bad list this year?”
“Well, I hope I’m on Santa’s good list, of course, and I’m sure all of you will be too,” he answered.
“But to be on the good list, you’ve got to make sure that you stick to all the rules. So that’s what I’ll try to do.
“I try and make sure that I don’t make any mistakes between here and Christmas Day.”
🎄 What’s the first thing you do on Christmas day?
🎅 Are you on Santa’s good or bad list?
👏 Who deserves the biggest thank you at Christmas this year?
— Welsh Government (@WelshGovernment) December 18, 2020
He was also asked in Welsh what it had been like being First Minister during the past year.
“Well it’s been very busy, of course, it has been challenging occasionally, but it has given me opportunities as well,” he said.
He was then asked who deserves the biggest thank you at Christmas this year.
“I think the people who deserve the biggest ‘thank you’ are all those people who manage to keep things going for us,” he answered.
“Maybe most of all those people in our NHS and in care homes. Those people who come into work every day to look after people who are unwell. And in a way put themselves at risk in order to help other people.
“That’s a very brave thing to do, isn’t it?”