‘Celebrate safely’ message as Halloween sparks Covid fears

'Celebrate safely' message as Halloween sparks Covid fears

‘Celebrate safely’ message as Halloween sparks Covid fears

Humberside Police are urging people to celebrate Halloween at home this year.

The message comes amid growing concern that Halloween festivities will be cancelled in England.

The Government has so far not issued any guidance, meaning trick or treating is officially allowed, so long as you follow the current guidelines including the rule of six and social distancing.

However some police forces and councils around the country are strongly advising against it.

Humberside Police said: “We want you to have fun on Halloween but please plan ahead so you can celebrate safely.”

Their advice is:

If you can, celebrate at home;
Remember the rule of 6;
If you go trick or treating, wear a mask and keep 2m apart;
and remember people are shielding and don’t want visitors.

The issue Halloween of how best to celebrate has divided people on social media, with some believing it’s irresponsible to let children go knocking on doors and others suggesting we should carry on with life as normal.

There are many ways to celebrate Halloween this year without leaving the house.

Pumpkin carving is a wonderful way to keep people entertained, with competitions of the best creation.

Binge-watching scary movies is always fun with a huge selection both shown on television and streaming apps.

Families can also do some spooky baking, have an arts and crafts evening and hold a fancy dress competition.

And households may wish to leave treats outside rather than have children knock on their doors.

Photo: Julia Raasch

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