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Stay safe this Halloween!

28 October 2020

Halloween is an exciting time but this year, things are going to be different, due to restrictions in place. You can still have a good time while keeping yourself and others safe.

Here are some tips on how to keep safe this Halloween:

  • Keeps to the rule of six when in a public place (this is dependent on the rules of the Tier your city falls under).
  • Follows advice from Public Health England and the Government in regards to trick or treating.
  • Some people, especially the elderly, might be frightened by groups of people knocking at their doors so please respect any homes displaying a 'no trick or treat' sign.
  • Do not engage in anti-social behaviour (ASB), to find out what constitutes ASB, check out our ASB Toolkit.

Check your local council's website to find out the restrictions which would apply to you when trick or treating. For residents living in Hertfordshire, find out what East Herts Community Safety Partnership are doing to ensure you have a safe Halloween here. 

Tips on safely using fireworks:

  • Do not use fireworks in any public place without the permission of the land owner.
  • Only buy fireworks from registered and reputable sellers only. When buying fireworks, only buy those which carry the CE mark. 
  • Keep children away from fireworks.
  • Use fireworks responsibly at home and be considerate of your neighbours and local wildlife.
  • Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
  • Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.

For more fire safety tips on using fireworks, visit the London Fire Brigade's website.