RTE bosses reveal kids won't have to undergo COVID testing ahead of tonight's Late Late Toy Show


Late Late Toy Show bosses will not be COVID testing or checking anyones temperatures ahead of tonight's highly-anticipated spectacular.


Host Ryan Tubridy is gearing up to present the annual fun fest, with the shows theme taking inspiration from The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl.


Kids and their chaperone will be allowed in the studio as well as a limited number of the crew but RTE said that they wont be temperature checking anyone when they arrive and getting a COVID test before the show isnt a requirement.




Tubridy is gearing up for the biggest television night of the year

As station bosses yesterday revealed the set for the show, a spokesperson said: Currently there is no public health requirement to undertake temperature testing/screening in our workplace.


However, all contributors and chaperones must be symptom free on the day.


The spokesman added that those in the studio should not have been in close contact with a confirmed case and have not recently travelled to any amber, red or grey zoned countries with EU travel policy.


This is evaluated via RTEs COVID-19 Questionnaire. Staff can only engage if symptom free.




The Late Late Toy Show airs on RT One, RT Player and with ISL on the RT News channel at 9:35pm

Ryan has already stressed that he would keep the required two metre social distance from everyone tonight.


There will be no masks required, you will see the children smiling but one aspect for me which is disappointing is is I wont be able to go and give them a hug..., he said.