Advice about celebrating Halloween in 2020.

Cartoon pumpkins and a spiderTrick or Treat? Or Test and Trace?

As we head towards Halloween, residents are being advised about how they can enjoy the festivities, whilst following the COVID-19 restrictions which are in place locally and nationally. 

We’re asking residents to do the right thing, to protect our community by not to going trick or treating or knocking on doors.

As well as protecting each other from the virus, some residents may be feeling particularly vulnerable or anxious at the moment so may not want to come into contact with others.

We don’t want to spoil the fun, but we all need to work together to stop the spread of the virus.

What you cannot do

  • You must not meet with anybody outside your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
  • You must not meet in a group of more than six outside, including in a garden or other space. This limit of six includes children of any age (View exemptions to the rule of six (Opens in a new window).
  • You must not meet with people outside of your household or support bubble in a private garden or in most outdoor public venues.

Meeting in larger groups is against the law. There are certain exceptions.

The police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices).

The ‘Very High’ alert measures come into force at one minute past midnight on Friday 30 October 2020. Full details about the Tier 3 restrictions are on the Government website (Opens in a New Window).

As well as following the new restrictions above, please also:

  • HANDS - wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds

  • FACE - wear face coverings in enclosed spaces where you can’t keep your distance (unless you are exempt - view the full list of exemptions (Opens in a new window)

  • SPACE - observe social distancing of 2metres (or 1metre with additional precautions where 2m is not possible) 

More details about COVID-19 and support can be found on our Coronavirus pages.

What you can do

You can still celebrate at home or virtually

Here’s a few ideas of how you can still celebrate - you can also send your ideas to press@broxtowe.gov.uk or on social media for us to share with others

  • Create a treasure hunt in your home or garden
  • Have a family Halloween fancy dress party at home
  • Dress your window and carve pumpkins for your doorstep
  • Have an apple bobbing competition and Halloween theme crafts
  • Create a trail - how many pumpkins can your children spot?

Broxtowe Borough Council
tel: 0115 917 7777